Samir Nasri has put pressure on Arsene Wenger to bolster the Arsenal squad by hinting that he will leave the club if they are not challenging on several fronts next season. It seems that even if Arsene Wenger ups Nasri’s wages, it will not convince him to sign as that is not the reason he has so far rejected Arsenal’s offer of a new contract. Wenger said when he asked about the contract talks that the diffrence was purely “financial“, but according to Nasri today, his eye is on silverware rather than cash.
“Money has never been my motivation,” Nasri said in the News of the World. “I have always taken decisions from a football point of view.
“I don’t want to sign for a club where I wouldn’t be playing the football that I like, where I wouldn’t feel happy, just for the sake of money.
“We already earn huge wages. The priority is to make a big career and to win titles. This is more important than everything else. I know the value and the meaning of money.
“You have to be able to evolve with a new way of living, keeping respect to my values. Family, friends, a good agent, it all helps you not to get carried away.
“With no titles under your belt, you can’t be in the list for the Ballon D’Or. I came to England to get trophies because I haven’t won anything in my career, apart from an Under-17 European Championship in 2004.
“We all need to get out of our comfort zone, to grow up and test ourselves. Even without winning trophies, I think I have grown up. I am hungry for titles. I play football because I love this sport and want to feel the emotion of winning. Lifting a trophy all together, this is the beauty and sense of team sports.”
Well if Wenger can hurry up and confirm a single significant signing and sort out this Fabregas saga then maybe he will be finally convinced to sign..