Posted on Thursday, 30th June 2011 by Iain Culverhouse
I for one am very surprised at Nasri’s decision to even think about leaving Arsenal this summer.
The French midfielder had one good season since arriving his switch from Marseille back in 2008, and now all the sudden he wants a huge wage increase? Ridiculous.
McLinktok told talkSPORT’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show:
‘I think he’s looking for more money obviously. I don’t know what he’s on, £60-70,000-a-week, and he’s looking for £110,000.’
If we are to believe what we hear in the media, then McLintock is absolutely correct. The only thing that is keeping Nasri from signing a new deal is money – this was suggested by Arsene Wenger himself and the Frenchman’s agent.
To be honest, I am getting increasingly concerned over players that have a good season and then demand more money. To be fair, Samir did have one good season, but that’s it – he didn’t have a fantastic one. If he has a fantastic one, then I would be a bit more willing to look at a huge increase to keep him, but he didn’t.
In my view, selling him to Manchester United would be a huge mistake, and would only add to the distance between the clubs.
Currently, we have only made one signing in Carl Jenkinson, and if reports are true, we are going to lose Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri. I truly believe that there is a possibility of keeping both players IF we actually sign some quality players.
If Nasri wants the extra cash, then I suggest he starts earning it. I want him to stay, and truly hope that he does, but he needs to prove that he is worthy of being amongst our top earners. However, at the same time, we do not want him to leave for nothing next summer, so hopefully this situation is resolved sooner rather than later, and that both parties can agree an efficient deal.
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