Arsenal Transfer News: Arsene ready to lose Nasri for free.
Arsene Wenger, Arsenal gaffer and master tactician has implied that he is keen on keeping Nasri for another season in the Emirates, even though he might lose him nest season for a bucketload of nothing. Wenger has reiterated that the French winger is still very much part of his active plans next season, and has said that he would try his best to hold onto him until the summer transfer window closes.
Speaking to the media in a press conference soon after his touring Arsenal team beat (make it ‘thrashed’) a Malaysia XI team 4-0, the French boss heaped praise on his players, especially Nasri. He also mentioned the likes of wantaway captain Cesc Fabregas yet wasn’t drawn to talks about the of his star man, who looks a certain to join Barcelona sooner or later. The Spanish prodigy’s future has been subject to much speculation over the past few years after his childhood club, FC Barcelona had shown increasing interest on re-signing him. This was linked to recent Catalan players coming out and revealing how unhappy Cesc is to be at London, but Wenger did not coment on that. He did however talk about Nasri who was a recent target for the likes of Man Utd and Man City. He was delighted to see Samir put his game boots on and produce a fantastic performance on a night when the Gunners didn’t do much wrong.
Wenger said, “Samir (Nasri) has always been committed to the team and we saw that today,” He continued, “He did very well coming off the bench. I’m willing to keep him for another year, even if it means we risk losing him for nothing in a year’s time. I think the board agrees with me as it is a technical decision. Our goal is to win the championship and we need good players to do that“. When Asked about Fabregas, Arsene responded, “I don’t want to comment on what some Barcelona players are saying, about how Fabregas wants to leave, but all I can say is, we want to keep him“. The Spanish midfielder stayed back while his team-mates tour Asia, nursing a muscle strain.