The future of Nasri is still not clear. Many people seem to think that the French midfielder will be leaving Arsenal this summer and the reasons being sited for his move are:
1) He wants a contract with more money.
2) He wants Arsenal to buy better players.
Now Nasri has spoken out and said that it is not about the money but he does want to see new players at Arsenal so he can be part of a team that challenges for trophies.
“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.”
You can see where Nasri is coming from but I had a laugh about the part of the Ballon D’Or. Does he think he can be a Ballon D’Or winner one day? Come to think of it now, if Arsenal had won all four trophies last season, would Nasri not have been our candidate for the Ballon D’Or or would it have been Wilshere?
We all know that players want to win trophies but at times they have to be patient. If Nasri leaves this summer in search of trophies and goes to Manchester United or City, I would love it if we then go on to win a trophy this season and his new club wins nothing!