It was confirmed this Tuesday by Gunners that the agreement with Manchester City has already been settled regarding the transfer of Samir Nasri. The player is now on the verge of completing his journey with Arsenal.
Wenger, the manager of Arsenal expresses his anger with the public announcements made by Roberto Mancini about Nasri’s move to City. It is reported that Arsenal’s manager had made personal discussions with City in this regard some time back.
On asking about City’s tapping up with Nasri, Wenger left the question unanswered. Wenger accepted the fact that Arsenal didn’t want to loose Fabregas as well but was compelled to do so. Last week, the player joined Barcelona. Nasri’s contract had still some time left. But his refusal to extend it ultimately resulted into Arsenal loosing Samir Nasri. Wenger continued to say that it is Nasri’s move which influenced Fabregas to not extend his contract and consider the other offer.
When questioned in terms of loyalty, Wenger said. He doesn’t expect players to have much of it considering the modern life scenario. He calls himself a realist and says that he doesn’t have any illusions about players’ loyalty. He understands that, not every player is committed to Arsenal the way Wenger is and they are not expected to be so. However he adds that it is not by mere coincidence that players are landing up in Manchester City all of a sudden.
Wenger goes on to say that he doesn’t question the professionalism or loyalty of Samir Nasri. The player was asked to play under Arsenal this time like he played on Saturday.
Arsenal fans are quite frustrated with the team not signing any big deals recently. It seems Arsenal followers are waiting desperately for their favorite team to bring another Trophy. Arsenal has not been able to bring any in the last 6 years. Juan Mata is all set to join Chelsea. He says that he has a better chance of winning silverware now. In this regard Wenger said that financial reasons are equally responsible for Mata’s decision of joining Chelsea more than ambition.