With the Premier League set to start in only a couple of days, speculation surrounding Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri and his future at the Emirates refuses to die down.
With numerous reports linking him with a move away from the Emirates to Manchester ‘moneybags’ City, French manager Laurent Blanc has now decided to join in on the discussion confirming without a doubt that Nasri wants out of the club.
Speaking at a press conference before France’s clash with Chile he said: “Unless you have proof of the contrary, Nasri is an Arsenal player.
“He did not play their last game in Portugal, I think… because he felt pain [injury].
“That’s it, I dont know more. I just know that he is in talks with his club. Not to extend his contract because he said he would not, but to change club.
“I personally can’t wait for this to happen, because psychologically, it is never easy to play in a team and to not be sure whether you will start the season or leave. I admit it, it can be disturbing really.
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“But like I said, he will not end up without a club. And when you look at the candidates [to recruit him], I wouldn’t complain if I were in his position. But if all this could end quite rapidly, it would be better for us [France national team].”
Arsene only a week or two ago stated himself that indeed if both Nasri and Fabregas were to leave the club, even he would consider the Arsenal no longer to be big club. But with each passing day it seems an exit for both players is increasingly likely.
Personally, the pure lack of club loyalty towards Arsenal FC from both players is a concern that is big enough to just let them go. The Arsenal shirt should be something you are passionate about and proud to wear, not solely something to wear as you are paid money to do it. Maybe its time to shake things up and get players who are totally committed to the Arsenal cause!