Former Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri has refuted recent rumours suggesting that he phoned Arsene Wenger and pleaded for a return to north London.
Never asked anyone to comeback!! Really happy where i am right now so stop with your silly story
— Samir Nasri Official (@SamNasri19) July 4, 2015
The Manchester City midfielder took to Twitter to respond to the rumours, which seem to have emanated from journalist Wayne Veysey, formerly of Goal.
Veysey currently writes for click bait driven site called FootballInsider.co.uk which makes up unfounded stories on a daily basis and it was this piece that Nasri was responding to.
Nasri has won two league titles since joining Manchester City, but his lack of definitive contributions to those campaigns has meant that he’s constantly linked with exit reports.
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However, his contribution is certainly felt by his club after the Frenchman was handed a new five-year contract after their league triumph last season (via The Guardian).
Even if the 28-year-old wanted a return, we certainly shouldn’t be entertaining it for various reasons. Firstly, his acrimonious departure left a foul taste among most fans given that he was introduced to English football by Arsene Wenger.
Secondly, we’ve acquired players who are superior to Nasri since his departure with the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla all occupying the role he favours.
After back-to-back FA Cup wins, a league title will certainly make Nasri and the likes of Robin van Persie’s decisions look even more silly.