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Aug

'Committed' Nasri set to stay at Arsenal after City talks 'break down'


Written by Chris Wheatley

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Samir Nasri now looks likely to be staying at Arsenal after talks between the Gunners and Manchester City reportedly broke down.

The 24-year-old was surprisingly handed a start in Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat to Liverpool, despite mass speculation suggesting that the ex-Marseille midfielder was ‘close’ to securing a move to the Etihad Stadium.

However, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Friday that Nasri is ‘committed’ and has had a ‘terrific attitude in training’, although City boss Roberto Mancini remained hopeful yesterday that a deal could still be concluded.

“I don’t know why [Nasri hasn’t signed yet], but it is probably because he is a good player, or because there is some problem [with negotiations]”, said Mancini.

Reliable French TV channel Canal + revealed that their sources close to Emirates Stadium claimed that the deal had hit a stumbling block and Nasri would be staying put – until at least the end of the season.

When questioned about reports claiming that Nasri’s move has broken down, Wenger told reporters “I don’t know more about that than you”.


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Wasim
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Wasim
4 years 8 months ago

Nasri played well today< showed commitment, just hope he is somehow convinced into signing a new contract.

Kevin
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Kevin
4 years 8 months ago

Yeah Nasri played well unlike Arshavin who didn’t care and thought he was supposed to pass to a team in black.

trollz
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trollz
4 years 8 months ago

Nasri did good today

He can leave with Wenger at end of season.

ktanxbai

Lettraggad
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Lettraggad
4 years 8 months ago

@Kevin what game were you watching ???

Kevin
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Kevin
4 years 8 months ago

Also I am sorry but why did we try and supposedly try to loan Lucho Gonzalez from Marseille how cheap can you get, if you want to buy a player so badly just pay the price. I bet Arsene Wenger would try to negotiate a price at Poundland.

Sean
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Sean
4 years 8 months ago

@Kevin: Arshavin is a great player so get off his back already!!!

Kevin
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Kevin
4 years 8 months ago

Lettraggad Nasri did play well and Arshavin didn’t play well tell me why I am wrong?

Chris
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Chris
4 years 8 months ago

Samir was our best midfielder today.. And only out performed by vermaelen and chezzers

RC NAL 4 EVER
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RC NAL 4 EVER
4 years 8 months ago

Stay samir and sign a new contract,be a gunners legend.You done well today and im delghted to see you still in an arsenal shirt.That was another poor showing,why on gods earth are we not spending?,that is absolutely staggering.

family enclosure man
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family enclosure man
4 years 8 months ago
I take issue with both of the pervious comments. Nasri was OK in patches, and tried when he was in possession of the ball, but was VERY careful about going in for 50/50 challenges. I’m not so convinced he showed great commitment, therefore. And neither do I agree that Arshavin played like he didn’t care: I think he worked his socks off, but the more I see of him the more I conclude he is a player past his sell-by date. He loses possession almost every time he receives the ball, and runs out of steam quicker than others. Ramsey… Read more »
Nkusuny
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Nkusuny
4 years 8 months ago

Nasri should renew his contract if he is staying, else they should sell him and use the money to buy harzard.

Kevin
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Kevin
4 years 8 months ago

Honestly apart from Aston Villa away last season and when he scored four goals away at Liverpool when even still he didn’t play well I have seen Arshavin in an Arsenal shirt to be a great player. In Euro 2008 he decimated Holland but when Russia came to play Spain in the Euro 2008 semi-final he was anon.

Nas
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Nas
4 years 8 months ago

Ramsey – nonsense
Arshavin – poor
Nasri – Focus
Frimpong – Unlucky

Baz
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Baz
4 years 8 months ago
@sean, agreed arshavin is a great player, he showed that prior to arsenal signing him and during his first season at arsenal, HOWEVER that doesnt excuse him from the poor performances hes been putting In recently. Its more than a blip. I cant remember the last time when he put a string of impressive performances. He is supposed to be one of the senior players at the club, yet he looks lethargic, uninterested and lost. 9/10 he looses the ball. He had one good moment in the game against liverpool where he ran down the wing and put a good… Read more »
Kevin
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Kevin
4 years 8 months ago

I don’t want to undermine Van Persie but I wish Vermaelen was captain not just because he is a great defender but from defence he can see everything and today their were times when he was yelling at Frimpong to get in position. Vermaelen is the type of player when your a goal behind to pick you right back up again.

Gustav
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Gustav
4 years 8 months ago

And Chamberlain??

Why isn’t he not play??

Nkusuny
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Nkusuny
4 years 8 months ago

Arshavin played against arsenal today and walcott was even the waste.

samson
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samson
4 years 8 months ago

Nasri stay..Mr.Arsene Wenger please bring hazard,Samba,cahill..Three of them is enuf to make up arsenal be a champions this season.

g clarke
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g clarke
4 years 8 months ago

arshavin is not up to speed of arsenals game sure he cares arsenal need nasri should try some millions up front for extention of contract and any thing else he wants a player as good as him will cost load (if there is one ) filab played really well till sent off and young full back. 8 players out and some more going to be bad 4-5 weeks maybe good finnish for change this ill fortune cant last much longer

Luca
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4 years 8 months ago

We need to spend now Cahill hazard world class striker like benzema or higuian

Tony Starks
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Tony Starks
4 years 8 months ago

He put in a good shift and his body language was positive. Lets get the contract signed and both the player and club can move on with this saga..same thing happened with Rooney and its long been forgotten about by now. There is a way back for Nasri, a few more of todays 1st half performances and he’ll be fine

davidopokudumfeh
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4 years 8 months ago

Wonderful display by Nasri. He should try pen down a long term contract with arsenal. Now that Fabregas has left he should play in Fab’s position n trust arsenal we will win trophies this season. Just need some major signings n that is all. God bless arsenal fc. Gunners 4 life

gunner
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gunner
4 years 8 months ago

Nasri must stay!!! buy: lb,cb + hazard and zarate

Nii
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4 years 8 months ago

he should just sign the contract that will let as no he is committed

cizoo
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cizoo
4 years 8 months ago

yeah! I ril lyk da way nasri cud supply da ball. Iz jst as gud as cesc. Y arsnal shudnt used da money of cesc 2 convince nasr to stay..؟ ashavin shud b sold bak 2 russia. Frimpong shud b profession not angered lyk a kid.. Ramsey z gret zo todei hz messed up….

dito
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dito
4 years 8 months ago

Good game from nasri, if only song and wilshere play today.. Nasri will shine brightly, Little dissapoint with ramsey, probabbly still fear of his injured… Overall I still believed in this team.. I think 2 or 3 new singning make arsenal a lot better… Especially in mieldfield and attacking role,but with defense get injured then 1 defender needed..

Cheers people..

bucky
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bucky
4 years 8 months ago

Ashavin and Walcot were terrible today.Ramsey plays better alongside Wiltshere.Veremalen took Carroll out of his pocket at when Carroll was subbed.We do have a quality goalkeeper.Frimpong is just what we need in midfield a beast that can tackle pass and run and shoot.So Arsene Wenger must go and get Mertsacker,Hazard, keep hold of Nasri.This is the start of the season and our physio team,are not doing their job properly,just like last season,injuries are a major concern and they are not being caused by tackles.

Really
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Really
4 years 8 months ago

This is the best team we can put out on the 2nd weekend and one of our only remaining players that’s worth anything is off to Citeh. All you retards who think this is a case of bad luck are children unable to see the cause – WENGER is past it, much past it. Haven’t lost to Pool in London in 10 years and STILL haven’t brought in anybody worth the badge. I’ll be surprised if we see Europa League or Van Persie in an Arsenal shirt next year.

dsd
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dsd
4 years 8 months ago

Walcott is a flop

bc
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bc
4 years 8 months ago

Both nasri and arshavin are in their last year. we could take 15m for arshavin or 22m fir nasri or they could both stay and leave for nowt next year. if i could choose between the 2 it would be nasri that stays. but i would be mre than happy to take the 40m now. then buy 2 players or more.

Ron`
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Ron`
4 years 8 months ago

@Sean: You clearly didnt watch the match, he was SHIT, SHIT, SHIT.
Ramsey couldnt keep the ball, RVP was a ghost and Theo was his usual pathetic.
Best players on show: chesney, Frimpong, Nasri, Vermaelen.

Ramsey to replace Cesc? do me a favour. Has to be a Frimpong, Song, Wilshere midfield unless we sign someone.

When you play 4-3-3, the midfield must keep ball, and the wingers must run their asses off and be dangerous. Neither happened.

sic
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sic
4 years 8 months ago
Arsenal need a real #9. Some who can sniff out goals like a Javier Hernandez. someone who will go all out and get on the end of a pass and score. how many times was the ball put in the box yet nobody there? Walcott is useless and he wants to play cf. yeah right. rvp drops to much and arshavin is being played out of position. It’s good to have Vermealen back we missed him last year . I fancy frimpong having breakout year very solid defensively and good positioning. A bit unlucky today but will gain experience and… Read more »
gooner/antiwenger
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gooner/antiwenger
4 years 8 months ago

@Sean:

yer obviously not an athlete or a sportsman yourself..what’s the use of a good player if he’s not doing what he’s good at..

gunner
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gunner
4 years 8 months ago
Szczesny,Fabianski(2) Sagna/Jenkinson(2) Vermaelen/Djourou(2) Koscielny/new cb new lb/Gibbs Song/Frimpong(2) Wilshere/Ramsey(2) new OM-> Hazard? maybe Nasri Gervinho/Walcott(2) Nasri(OM or LW)/Arshavin Persie/new Zarate(2) next Subs: Miquel,Chamberlain,Miyachi,Chamakh,Diaby,Rocicky,Lansbury,Squillaci?Bendtner?Traore? sorry,it’s my small IDEA :)) new lb:Baines(unreal..-+ 20) 🙁
mcowusu dela
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mcowusu dela
4 years 8 months ago

Everybody what arsenal’s problems are,except arsene wenger.Teams like man u,man c,chealsea n spurs that were stronger than arsenal last season have bought quality players.What have we done?Absolutely nothing.

Iyhiolar
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Iyhiolar
4 years 8 months ago

Samir…plz put pen on paper to become 1 of arsenal best player ever…

chris from Cambridge
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chris from Cambridge
4 years 8 months ago

If not, we kiss goodbye to £22m which could be reinvested in another top player.

chris from Cambridge
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chris from Cambridge
4 years 8 months ago

You forgot Enrique … he played well going forward and kept Walcott in his pocket. He cost £6m right ?

Savage
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4 years 8 months ago

I approve of Nasri staying – honestly, how are we going to find an equivalent replacement for him in such a crucial year? Finances are not the problem for us right now, but rather finding players who want to come. It’s better to take the financial hit and build momentum for the future.

Most of you will think defense is our main problem. It’s not – attack is our main problem, and we need solutions there before anything.

AndyLFC
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AndyLFC
4 years 8 months ago

If he was so committed then why did he want out? He is just another leach in the football industry. If Arsenal had had a full side out today Liverpool still would have won. Arsenal under Wenger are sliding.

ralf
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ralf
4 years 8 months ago
City fans sick of the transfer negotiations and not sure how much truth there is in the report as all week its been he is having a medical or last stages of negotiations. Its down to greedy agents and city not backing down so who knows if its off or on, city will now go and get juan mata as imho a far more talented player. We save a silly transfer fee and huge wages, arsenal keep an unhappy player who will walk away at the end of the season on a free. Good news for city but not for… Read more »
Kanuella
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Kanuella
4 years 8 months ago

It would be wiser if wenger bought other players coz todays’ game was the worst of all arsenal games i have so far watched. What a big shame for arsenal.

llk
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llk
4 years 8 months ago
If you guys are real Arsenal fans, please support and stand behind the team when they need you the most, if not, get out of here. Of course Wenger has to spend, he will spend on Hazard and Jagielka/Cahill. And ok, Arsene leaves and Arsenal boards wont give money for new manager, I am sure he ll do much worse than arsene, even alex ferguson, kanny dahlish, gary neville told us fans to believe in Wenger, those words are not simply just compliment, they get nothing for doing that, they said the truth, I cant believe anyone of those who… Read more »
DFO
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DFO
4 years 8 months ago
I want to see Arshavin played centrally when the current midfield is clearly not up to feeding the striker. This is how he got noticed playing for Russia in the euro! Wenger expects total football quality from every player, which I think is why so many are played out of their natural position. Few players can actually execute total football. It requires a ton of heart, brains and experience. Ramsay isn’t what he used to be, at least right now. I’m hoping he just needs a few more games to turn it back on, but he’s looking like a rosicky… Read more »
Stubby
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Stubby
4 years 8 months ago

@family enclosure man: I have to agree with family enclosure man. Frimpong was great but silly for both bookings, especially the first. why are we crossing into an empty box when we attack though? why use wingers if you dont have a target to hit?

Fuzzy
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Fuzzy
4 years 8 months ago
Samir worked hard today and thats all you can ask for at this point. He didn’t have a good game, far from it. He lost the ball 9 times and all of his stats were actually low (Arsene loves his numbers) a few good runs with the ball does not mean he had a good game. All of the midfield was way below par. They all worked hard, even Arshavin, but Ramsey was running on empty, felt bad for him in the end. Don’t expect any signings until after the Udinese game, no way we will splash the cash before… Read more »
kwame Sarpong
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kwame Sarpong
4 years 8 months ago

I pray that nasri stays at the emirates stadium, he is very good and wil help the team !

Ryo31
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Ryo31
4 years 8 months ago

do u all notice that we we leave lots of space in the middle? it’s like we only have defenders and forwards but not midfielders. Today whenever liverpool gets the ball it was very easy for them to reach the penalty area. Guess we should play high pressure and keep our defenders up till the center of the pitch.

Mironov.the.Dragunov
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Mironov.the.Dragunov
4 years 8 months ago

@cizoo: Yes. Just what Arsenal needs, to lose another good player like Arshavin…? Look, I know, he’s not at his best. He’s gotten old and lost form, but still, he does have sparks of magic at times and he still is quality. Give him another season. He’s gonna do fine. And I’m not just saying this cause I’m from Russia 😛 Arsenal needs an old man such as him. He’s got a lot of experience, and he’s a good play maker. Gooner for life! <3

webby
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4 years 8 months ago

There were positives today. Through thick and thin a true supporter will remain loyal. Personally i am right behing Wenger, we will get through this tricky period.

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