Samir Nasri Tears Up Arsenal Contract, Boards Plane For Barcelona

Chris Wright

22nd, February 2011

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By Chris Wright

The Daily Mirror are going big today with news that Samir Nasri has ‘hinted’ that he may quit Arsenal for Barcelona in the summer if the Gunners successfully pip Manchester United to the Premier League title – a claim they are backing with quotes taken from an interview that Nasri gave to a free, weekly sports magazine entitled Sports Magazine.

When questioned about his decision to delay any contract re-negotiations until the end of the season, Nasri replied:

“I’m always flattered when my name is mentioned in connection with any big club, but I also know how things work.

“As things are right now, I am happy here and I have ­confidence from the manager, but things can change quickly in football, and then we may have a new situation.

“We promised each other to speak about this subject after the season ends. One of the reasons I came to Arsenal was to win titles, and I’m not expecting to leave without one.”

Fairly standard, non-commital replies in my book, though the Mirror care to differ – going on to state that Nasri is indeed on Barcelona’s ‘most-wanted list’ despite him making no actual references to the Catalan giants whatsoever.

Indeed, there’s also a little intro to Sport’s article which the Mirror duly decided to omit, which sees the interviewer begin by asking Nasri if he’s ever considered leaving Arsenal, to which the Frenchman replies: “No, I honestly haven’t thought about it.”

This comes on the very same day that The Sun too set about stirring the scheisse with an EXCLUSIVE report on Arsenal’s raid for Barca’s prodigious 16-year-old midfielder John Miquel Toral – which they first knicked off the Young Guns blog then duly illustrated with a picture of Toral’s former fellow Barca sapling, Sergi Samper.

All in all, it’s been a grand day for the tabloids.

Oh, and apologies for the slightly tongue-on-cheek headline, I hope we can still be friends.

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22 Comments

  1. KING GOONER says:

    indeed true to form from the arsenal hating gutter press!you can tell they are “worried”about arsenal when a raft of bullshit stories with half truths,lies & no substance start hitting the back pages-trying to unsettle arsenal in anyway they can for their beloved MANURE!

  2. lordhillwood says:

    not to mention the Daily mail also “borrowing” articles off young guns website on another issue as well PLAGIARISM is against NUJ rules you lazy cut and paste gits masquerading as journos

  3. gamblino says:

    You’re such a gooner-baiter!

  4. coded gunner says:

    wow, was actually a little scared, okay more that a little, when i saw that headline! first Fab, now Nasri? glad to know it’s just hype. *gulp* it is hype isn’t it, isn’t it?

  5. iankip91 says:

    Arsenal should not let Samir go as Barca are star studded, with messi, iniesta, xavi etc. Arsenal should do the same starting with Nasri.

  6. goonerdan says:

    if any arsenal fan is actually believing this, well, you’re an idiot

  7. Sitesawanker says:

    Shit sites like this must be just blocked!

  8. andy p says:

    Apology NOT accepted…you are just adding fuel to the fire and are no better than the daily mail/fail…LOL

  9. Goona says:

    It’s alright. I heard Harry Redknapp is going to replace Fabio Capello as soon as his tenure is finished……

  10. MistaKen says:

    This is one player we should let go. Cant think of another player anywhere who can do what Nasri does for us

  11. Anne says:

    Keep the fame in arsenal or lose it in barca Nasri

  12. DOOLEY,SOUTH AFRICA. says:

    I DISLIKE ALL THIS NON-SENSICLE(SILLY) TALK ABOUT PLAYERS WANTING TO LEAVE.RUMOUR MONGERING SHOULD BE FORBIDDEN ON THE ARSENAL WEBSITE PERMERNANTLY…..PLEASE!SOME OF THE COMMENTS SEEMS LIKE CHILDREN ‘FIGHTING’/ARGUEING IN THE PARK.BE MORE MATURE!

  13. Mr.Angry says:

    fuck off you french cunt!

  14. Chris Alex says:

    Fabregas & Nasri shod learn 4rm what happened to Therry Henry & Hleb…they shod be careful not to fall a victim……….

  15. Montesquieu says:

    Nasri is a cunt one way or another.

  16. josh says:

    Unfounded rumour. Mirror is trying to sellbut I don’t think most fans and non-fans would buy this rumour! Poor try, Mirror if what you want is to improve your sales!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Guys, all gunners out there you should help me with this nonsense. Every now and then Barca….Arsenal interest. Can’t the so called Barca get satisified with what they have done to our players like the Henry and Help. Shame upon you Barca

  18. arsenalfans says:

    barcelona is a cunt who only knows to buy player from arsenal.barca sh#t!

  19. Nate says:

    So all of you who are either hating on Barcelona or Nasri obviously didn’t read the article and are reacting to the headline, no? As a Barcelona fan it seems prepostorous that we would make a move for him considering our options on the wing and in the midfield, and indeed it’s obviously just rumor mongering by the British press trying to incite more Barcelong hatred (it’s not like the club’s management and players have done enough to damage our reputation abroad… Oh wait… Cesc? Fuck!).
    Can we all just agree to not act so reactionary and actually read things before we generate defining opinions on them? I know it’s the 21st century and the Twitter age, but jesus guys, it’s not that difficult.

  20. TravisKOP says:

    Dont you ever scare me like that again Chris! The last thing we all wanna see is barca swoop on more talent just to not play them real madrid style

  21. Anonymous says:

    O MY GOD WHEN I FIRST SAW THE HEADLINE I WAS CRYING SAMIR IS ONE OF THE BEST PLAYERS AND IS THE ONE THAT MAKES THE TEAM

  22. m.t says:

    i am sorry for that thinking. samir is one of the best player in arsenal team .

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