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Samir Nasri‘s departure means Arsenal lose another world class player after their prolific captain Fabregas signed for Barcelona a week ago. However the difference is very clear. Fabregas left after serving the club for 8 long years and he stayed for just 3 years. Cesc left for his boyhood club wishing Arsenal the best and Nasri opted to play against his former side. So he leaves for the retirement home of Gunners by joining the likes of Clichy, Adebayor, Toure and Viera where he can earn the massive salary desired the most. One thing is for sure, he’s no Arsenal Great and No different to Adebayor.

Adebayor Left for Money:

I am being considered a worthy replacement for Henry while not deserving his salary. The question lies on this level.

Adebayor and worthy replacement of Thierry Henry, perhaps one of the biggest jokes I’ve heard. His actions did speak louder than any words after his senseless celebration against Arsenal and earning ban for violent conduct trying to hurt Van Persie. Although after leaving he claimed that he never wanted to leave but the world knows the fact it was just for monetary reasons.

Nasri stands at the same point. Try to remember his words in 2010. Well, let me help

It is annoying. The work we do is not getting the credit it deserves because we are not winning silverware

It is unfair because I think we have more merit as a club than those who have built their teams with millions of pounds

Now what is left for him to say after leaving for a very similar team? Perhaps when he opened the mouth there, he was the one who felt so unfair and annoyed and now won’t even realize at all that what he has done is unfair. Well, there’s nothing new in it, one can always come up and repeat the words of Fernando Torres that footballers don’t have to be straight forward all the time, and may deceive the fans as well.

Arsene Wenger on Nasri Sale:

It’s not that by coincidence that everybody suddenly lands at Man City

Nasri is a situation where the player didn’t want to extend his contract with the proposals he had somewhere else

Nasri showed little loyalty, Arsenal might have granted 20,000 raise on his 90,000 a week wage but not more than that, 110,000 was the sum Fabregas earned. In any case, the trick is simple for players like him; Arsenal just could not break the bank and match the sum to make him earn 10-15 million annually. Big spending indicates ambition but it’s clear that his ambition is $ ₤ € .

Somehow, City has turned into a bigger club than Arsenal, for Nasri atleast? There is no need for him to lie and wish the fans and the club well when he has chosen to play at their expense; and must not expect the gunner fans to wish him well when all important for them is Arsenal’s success and not his.

So from now on, Nasri may count the millions, and easily forget about the club that made him the star he is now.

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Comments (23)

  1. Good article and points very well made. Nasri has shown himself to be the lowest form of pond life there is!

    • I doubted you had understood the points this article was trying to make.The world loyalty should never be refer to when it comes to money and carrier. Rooney threatened Man U to leave his team to a rival club if they declined his wage demand. Arsenal should have made more effort to keep the player, but we all know the new American owner in not in North London to improve the beautiful game but to make money , he was not willing to offer any more money for his key players. I understand Nasri’s desire to leave the Gunners.

  2. The term World Class trips off the Tongue too easily and has ceased to have any meaning. If Nasri is World Class, then what is Cesc Fabregas or Ronaldo, Iniestre, Xavi ? Therefore the whole thrust of this article is completely flawed. The rest of it is just waffle. Really, really dumb and without merit.

    • Adam you must be off your head. Nasri is certainly world class especially considering he is only 24, which is why
      Megabucks City are paying Arsenal £25,000,000 when they could have got hind for £0 in 12 months. Gervinho is a better winger in my opinion so not to upset a greedy selfish mercenary has left. The club are better off without him. Fabregas on the other hand will be the best in the World in his position over the next 3-4 years and is a far greater loss to Arsenal. He is the player with his creativity and assist record that needs to be replaced at whatever cost it takes because arsenal are simply not going to create half the chances without him as they did with him. Anyway I thought this was a well thought out and insightful post.

  3. Great article, he claims our fans dont have as much passion as city fans, city hardly had any fans until this unlimited money became available, then all of a sudden an army of glory hunters arrived. Passionate fans stick with a team through thick and thin just like Arsenal fans have…I can’t see the ‘ever so passionate’ city fans doing that when everything goes wrong for them.

    • Liam wales that is the WORST comment i have ever heard in my life “money became available, then all of a sudden an army of glory hunters arrived. Passionate fans stick with a team through thick and thin just like Arsenal fans have… ” a few years ago we was in league 1 and the championship selling out maine road every week.. arsenals bitterness is so funny.. oh yeah think before you make stupid comments like that hahha, arsenals are feeder club….

  4. Let’s get this straight… Do none of you believe that nasri has left because city are going to win everything at some point? Where as staying at arsenal will bring you 0 silverware in the next threw years.

    City fans are nuts and they have supported their club through thrice and thin for years. Proper mancs unlike united. Arsenals ground is like a librarry with an excellent very. Only one song is sang only when winning. When drawing or loosing there is a chorus of boos.

    Believe it or not football players want to win things not play the so called best football.

    Ps I don’t support city or Chelsea before you start. Just get annoyed when people say players leave a infirior team to go to a better team and it’s all about the money.

  5. Another thing

    Gervinho better than nasri…………………. Delusional….. He has played 1 prem game for you and got sent off for doing a horrible dive then slapping like a girl.

  6. marseille made nasri,not arsenal

  7. Liam Wales, you talk out of your arsenal…
    To suggest City had no fans before the Monet arrived is ludicrous. We were getting the same average attendances 5 years ago you plonker. Also when united won the treble and City were in the 3rd tier of football playing the likes of Gillingham, our average attendances exceeded 30k and that was because of stadium limitations. I wonder how well arsenal would be supported in the 3rd tier??? Maybe you’ll find out 1 day!!… Lol
    Up yours
    Blue Moony

  8. no need breaking the bank to pay a disloyal player.Loyal players can even play for free those fans u claimed to be disloyal have not been paid any penny,they pay to watch u,and have not seen any title for 7 years and future looking bleak but we have stuck to our team through that.
    shame on you nasri

  9. Liam Wales, you talk out of your arsenal…
    To suggest City had no fans before the Monet arrived is ludicrous. We were getting the same average attendances 5 years ago you plonker. Also when united won the treble and City were in the 3rd tier of football playing the likes of Gillingham, our average attendances exceeded 30k and that was because of stadium limitations. I wonder how well arsenal would be supported in the 3rd tier??? Maybe you’ll find out 1 day!!…
    Blue Moony

  10. Liam Wales
    To suggest City had no fans before the money arrived is ludicrous. We were getting the same average attendances 5 years ago. Also when united won the treble and City were in the 3rd tier of football playing the likes of Gillingham, our average attendances exceeded 30k and that was only because of stadium limitations. I wonder how well arsenal would be supported in the 3rd tier??? Your fans have enjoyed success for as long as I can remember, maybe you’ll find out 1 day!!…
    Up yours
    Blue Moony

  11. Liam Wales
    To suggest City had no fans before the money arrived is ludicrous. We were getting the same average attendances 5 years ago. Also when united won the treble and City were in the 3rd tier of football playing the likes of Gillingham, our average attendances exceeded 30k and that was only because of stadium limitations. I wonder how well arsenal would be supported in the 3rd tier! Your fans have enjoyed success for as long as I can remember, so it would be interesting to see what would happen to your gates if that was to change. Comments like yours have a tendency to come back and haunt you, just like your managers..
    Blue Moony

  12. many people automatically recognized the facts while this dudes are leaving for other clubs….in the lyks of achievements and the secondary. i believe it is pointless wasting time debating on trashes here…. so find smthing great aving ur tyme doing../k

  13. Why is it considered terrible when players leave a club for a better salary? It’s just human nature. Imagine retiring at 34 with £40 million in the bank vs. retiring with £20 million. Sure, you’re still rich but it does make a big difference over the rest of your life.

    There’s nothing wrong with being selfish. Arsenal got £25m for him – he’s more than paid back their investment through his hard work and increasing his own value. Business is business.

    There are a lot of players out there who would claim to be loyal to their clubs (Lampard, Terry, Gerrard, Messi) yet they still need to be paid massive salaries? You don’t see them accepting low salaries to stay at the club, instead you see the club bending over backwards to meet their demands. If they were offered a max of £110k a week and then had an offer of £175k from City I think we’d see that club loyalty counts for very little.

  14. This was a poorly written article. To suggest that a man is incapable of a change of heart is ridiculous. I have a job, and the reward for success is promotion and a raise. For a footballer, it is cups and a raise. If Nasri (who probably knows a bit more about the daily dealings of Arsenal than Mr. Iftekhar) does not feel that they are an orginazation that can bring him the success that he desires, then it is only sensible for him to find a better job with greater opportunity. While Arsenal have remained a consistent high performer over the last decade, Manchester City have the opportunity and ambition to move beyond what has essentially been a mid (and lower) table existence for the last several years.

    Perhaps the frustration that Mr. Iftekhar feels at his club’s inability to hold onto its players should be reflected upon in a more intelligent and logical manner and analize the reasons that his club does not engender the loyalty from its players that it does from its supporters.

    • 1st thing, m not an Arsenal fan. Now I get the personal thoughts of a person working but i dont know how you find it so easy to generalize all the occupations as same as if the things attached are same as well. But id rather keep the arguement to football only.

      Keeping one-club players aside e.g Totti…Wesley Sneijder could have easily earned higher than what hes earning at Inter but rejected CITY instead he ll prefer United with even a little pay cut. Why on earth did Fabregas accept to pay 1 million a year (for 5 years) from his salary back to Arsenal. Now i hope you dont say the routine thing that (every person is different). You see that is why points are raised at players who specifically move for MONEY and not on those who move for trophies.

      Now you said “Nasri (who probably knows a bit more about the daily dealings of Arsenal than me)( then i think he knows a bit more about his heart changing for money OR success more than you)
      FACT m no Arsenal insider and I THINK same goes for you, so thts why
      1- Ive quoted what nasri said about the billionaire clubs,
      2- plus all summer wev known that Nasri wanted new deal,
      3-and then what wenger said that deals were in place for Nasri but he preferred different proposals. So taking all those aspects ive written this stuff, its not just my OWN opinion or Fan based thing that he left for money..

  15. This word “loyalty” is overused in football. When you start your career as an investment banker, learn the tricks of trade for 3-4 years and left for more money/better designation then no one talks about loyalty. Why do you think football players should be any different??? If you want loyalty, get a dog!!!

    • Goodness me….Investment Banker and a Footballer…..On an individual level an investment banker has a same relation with employers as a footballer has with his…..but investment banker does not have millions of fans world wide…no one pays to travel thousand miles to see him like they do to watch their football team n players play…..
      If someone comes up and says that a player has no relation whatsoever with the fans is an utter bizarre statement….The cries of loyalty are normally heard from the fans corner only as for a player n club its a professional relation….
      The thing is for investment banker the most important thing is MONEY, but for FOOTBALL money is there somewhere but on the TOP are the titles n trophies…..
      So if someone opts mainly for MONEY in football then he will only be seen as a greedy piece and rightly so.
      To the question that why players should be any different….Coz every investment banker will and has move on for better salary but every footballer has not left his club for MONEY…so the questions are asked.
      one leaves for his home,another leaves to play CL football,and another leaves to win trophies….or homesickness or whatever reason might be….if its about MONEY as i said….the word “loyalty” will be seen and player will be called “greedy”

    • I agree with you completely. People seem to forget that this is how players make a living. The only real difference being that investment bankers have far longer careers.

  16. and one more thing…..if a player whos not near retirement or i must say A STAR player leaves his club to directly play against them in the same league…then theres another word invented by fans for such players…”Traitor”

  17. LOOK SAMIR NASRI WILL BECOME A BETTER PLAYER AT MAN CITY THAN AT ARSENAL SO ALSO WILL FAB,MAKE IT AT BARCA.SO THEIR MOVES ARE FOR GOOD .PLS LET THEM GO AND DEV, THEMSELVES