Arsene Wenger seems confident that he is not going to sell Nasri to Manchester United or Manchester City this summer even though Nasri has one year left on his contract. There has been a lot of speculation that Nasri wants to leave Arsenal this summer as we are not ‘good enough’ but that will not happen.
Wenger would rather have Nasri play for Arsenal this season and lose him for free next summer if he does not sign a new contract. Many fans have been debating on whether this is a good move by Wenger. We could potentially miss out on £23million if we do not sell Nasri this summer and he goes for free next summer. It would be great if Nasri signs a new contract now and commits to the club.
Wenger said: “He [Nasri] has always had a very good attitude. We are a big club with many good young players so we are confronted with many rumours and speculation. But it doesn’t affect much what’s happening inside the Club. We have to live with that and you could see when he [Samir] played that he wasn’t disturbed by that.”
When the boss was asked about whether the board support his decision to keep Nasri Wenger said, “I think so, I believe that is no problem. It is a technical decision. On one hand people say I don’t spend enough and when I spend people say I spend too much. It’s very difficult to find the right medium. What is important is that the Club has a good team and is in a strong financial situation. The decisions are dictated by financial restrictions but not only by that. The most important thing is that the team is right and our financial situation is right as well.”
I think it is a bad idea to keep Nasri if he does not sign a new deal this summer. Remember we also have to page his wages this coming season which could total £4million and still lose him for nothing next summer.
Do you think Wenger is doing the right thing?