The Sun are reporting an exclusive today where they say that Arsenal have accepted that they are more than likely to lose Nasri this summer to Manchester City at the French midfielder is refusing to sign a new contract. It is also suggested in some quarters that Nasri and Wenger have had a fall out and thus Wenger is no willing to cash in on him.
But there is still one stumbling block before this deal is completed. Manchester City are willing to offer Arsenal £22million for Nasri but do not want to pay all of it upfront whereas Arsenal want all the cash now.
Manchester City are understood to have offered a down payment of £15million with the remainder payable on Nasri’s success and appearances over the next five years. Arsenal do not want that.
Either way, I still see Nasri leaving Arsenal in the next couple of days. It makes sense for Arsenal to demand all the cash now as we would need it to go out and buy another player.
What are your thoughts, do we accept Manchester City’s offer, or we force Nasri to stay?