Arsene Wenger has stated that he has problem picking contract rebel Samir Nasri against Liverpool on Saturday and urged Gunners fans not to jeer the France international, despite intense speculation over his future
Manchester ‘Moneybags’ City boss Roberto Mancini still remains hopeful a deal to sign the midfielder could be tied up “very quickly”, with discussions between the two clubs believed to have been going on for some time, however Wenger still is holding firm, despite the fact that he can leave for free next summer.
Nasri has been on the receiving end of some harsh chants from the Arsenal faithful, and now that he is fully fit after recovering from his illness, may well be played against Liverpool this weekend.
Wenger told a news conference: “One thing I don’t question is the commitment of Samir Nasri to this club.
“Every day since he has arrived here, every day in pre-season, he has worked with a fantastic spirit in training.”
Wenger added: “The fans will want Arsenal to play well and win the game. They do not make an individual case of each player in each position.
“They want good players and to win the football game.”
Wenger maintains the views of a minority of hard-core supporters grabbing headlines should not be taken as the general stance from the stands.
“You have to be careful,” the Arsenal manager continued.
“We live in a modern democracy where everybody has a right to have their opinion, but it does not mean always that a few opinions represent the majority.
“The unfortunate thing is that the extreme opinions get more media attention than people who have normal common sense and intelligence.
“Because a few people have a bad opinion of one person, it does not necessarily represent the majority of our fans.
“The majority of our fans are behind our players and I think they will show that tomorrow.”
However, the Arsenal manager said: “We have lost big players, but number-wise we should be capable of doing well. If we find quality we will add quality to our squad and we work very hard on it.”
Wenger, however, maintains not signing proven Premier League talent is “nothing to do with the money”, and again urged Arsenal supporters to keep the faith and trust in the Frenchman.
“I believe I have shown in my 15 years here I am capable to make the right decision for the right players – you have seen more world class players here, or as many as anywhere else,” he said.
“You have to trust my judgement – one day somebody else will make the decisions in my place and we will have to trust him.”
Does this mean that Wenger will not strengthen and add a world class player or two? I can understand not buying a new attacking midfielder if Nasri stays and resigns a new contract, but this won’t happen so Wenger needs to do something ASAP as there is only 11 days left in the transfer market!
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