Manchester United’s planned sensational £8million swoop for Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri could have a devastating effect on The Gunners.
After reports surfaced that United are exploring the possibility of luring Nasri, who’s out of contract at the end of the 2011-2012 season to Old Trafford, Arsenal manager and fans have been left wondering what is going on at The Emirates Stadium with last season’s performance being used as evidence, showing a demand for improvement if silverware is to return.
A reported meeting has taken place between reps for the 23-year-old French international Samir Nasri and Manchester United. Nasri has just one year left on his contract at Arsenal and according to sources close to him has signalled his intention to leave.
Nasri’s reluctance to enter into talks with Arsenal over a contract extension, until he is satisfied with their spending and recruitment plans for this summer, has alerted the champions to his potential availability. Nasri wants to stay in England, and continue to play in the Premier League, and if he leaves Arsenal he will go to Manchester United. The talks are still at a preliminary stage, and no official contact has been made between the two clubs.
If the move was to materialise and go ahead, Arsenal would have big boots to fill, with Nasri providing 15 goals from 46 appearances last season for The Gunners.
With speculation still growing ever stronger about the departure of Cesc Fabregas as well, surely Arsene Wenger will have to stray from his ‘buying youth’ plan and purchase some much needed experience and leadership to replace undoubtedly, two of The Premier League’s best performers in recent years.
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