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News Round Up – Nasri, Cesc, Gervinho & more 10 June, 2011

Posted by lasagnechef in Arsenal News.

It’s everyone’s favourite time of the year, the summer transfer window! Full of ludicrous claims, greedy players and frantic internet searching. Well frankly I’ve had quite enough of it, I used to enjoy an exciting transfer window but nowadays they’re a pile of wank. I can’t stand the speculation, the hype and the now apparent personalities of some players; I like to try and pretend that footballers aren’t all money-driven bastards, but at the end of the day a great deal of them are, especially in the league which we chose to support our team in.

Not saying that description is entirely true of Samir Nasri, but it does seem a lot like that doesn’t it? It’s a hard one because he’s a player that the majority of fans grew to love this season and he’s very quickly burnt those bridges. His behaviour recently stinks of Adebayor, and Hleb actually – which is not what we expected or wanted from our latest sensation. He’s said on his twitter not to listen to the rumours but the fact is there are direct quotes from the player and they go a little something like this:

“I don’t know if I will sign a new contract. Anyway, the discussions are ongoing. For the moment, I don’t think about this. We will speak about it after the match with Poland (last night).

Do I want to go to Man United? First, we should see if it’s real and if it is concrete,”

Fantastic. No denial there of anything, in fact just fuelling the Man United rumours most likely to force us into giving him that massive pay-rise he wants. Sky Sports now ‘understands’ that he is United’s top target and will offer £10m for him. Whatever happens with Samir, I really don’t think Arsene will sell him within England at any price. He just wouldn’t do it to Arsenal.

Like I said, I’m really bored with all this transfer rubbish and anything more I read is going to make me get angry or think Nasri is a cunt. Speaking of which, on his twitter he replied to an Arsenal fan saying something like, “Come say that tweet to my face and we’ll see who’s the c***.” Have to say that made me laugh. If I were a footballer and people starting calling me things I wouldn’t bother holding back. Anyway he said he would speak after the Poland match, which was last night so we’ll see what the latest is soon I guess. I’m at the stage now where I couldn’t care if he goes or stays, just make your fucking mind up.

As for our other star midfielder lingering around the exit doors, there is the usual speculation about Cesc Fabregas. And by that I mean you have the standard crap from Pique and Iniesta which is so bog standard I can’t even be arsed to link you to it, it’s out there if you want it. Barcelona came out recently saying they’ve only got about €45m to spend this summer and I would like to believe that if they want Cesc they’re going to have to give us every penny of that. If we give him away for anything less than that then I’ll be a bit gutted with our salesmanship.

It’s another one that we’re just going to have to wait and see on but the tabloids have been claiming their crap. You’ve got some saying the deal will be done by Monday and you’ve got some saying they’ll offer us cash + a player to bring him ‘home’ with names such as Bojan, Thiago and Montoya being offered. I’d settle for cash and a player but not just some random reserve player, someone who we actually need and can utilise.

The two scenarios with Nasri and Cesc are interlinked; one will dictate the result of the other. Arsene Wenger will do everything to avoid losing both of his best midfielders; but if we do, well lets see what happens then.

Enough about players leaving, lets have a look at who might be coming in. TalkSport have just announced that we’ve signed Lille striker Gervinho for £10m. They offer no evidence to support the move so there is unlikely to be any truth in the story whatsoever but we have been linked with the player recently. It’s nice to see us talked about looking at players of Gervinho’s quality but until I hear something from Arsenal or Lille I won’t go printing any shirts yet.

We’ve also been strongly linked with his teammate at Lille, Eden Hazard. Again a nice story to hear but we’ll wait and see on that one. He could potentially be a replacement for Nasri or Fabregas so I’m guessing we wouldn’t make any moves for Hazard until we knew what’s going on with our own.

We have made one signing though, Charlton’s young defender Carl Jenkinson. He’s hardly an established player but it looks like he’ll slot in as Sagna’s back up and hopefully after some time he can fight for a place in the first team. He can play all across the back four but it does seem like right-back will be his preferred position. It’s nice to see a proper Arsenal fan sign for the club though, his Dad is a season ticket holder of 40 years and he was raised a Gooner, he’s even been to games this last season. He’ll join in with the first team for pre-season training and I’m excited to see how well he does. You can watch an interview with Carl here.

We also look to be signing Theo Walcott mk.2, Oxlade-Chamberlain from Southampton. This one’s been on the cards for a while now but The Mirror reckons we’ve landed him for £12m. Again, lets wait until the club officially announce something because there are still rumours of United’s interest. He seems an exciting player though and without having seen much of his football I’ve decided I want him. So there.

It would only be right to end today’s post with more speculation of a departure. Liverpool have apparently offered £5m for Gael Clichy. It doesn’t seem a lot on the surface but with a year left on his contract and many, many mistakes in recent season’s to boast, it might not be such a bad deal. Personally, I’ve always had a strong connection with Gael and despite his errors I’d still quite like to see him stay. I will be sad to see him leave if it does happen but maybe it is for the best, if we get in a decent replacement then it might strengthen our defence somewhat and that’s what’s important. Lets just see how this one develops.

That’s it for today. Sorry for the absence again, I just have struggled to get into all this transfer bollocks and until something concrete comes out I expect I will continue to give minimal amounts of shit. Thanks for reading guys, speak to you soon.


1. Hornblende - 10 June, 2011

Nice..I just hope bring in players that will fit in..

2. ewa jerome - 10 June, 2011

thanks man 4 d information.

3. Annus Horibilis - 10 June, 2011

We need to find out the actual French interview and then translate it.
Does anyone know where the original interview can be found. I read one article that had quite a different translation in whihc Nasri said nothing except “he knows nothing about that, he just leaves all that to his agent!”.
Now that is the speech of someone who wants to get a better deal,.
I wouldn’t get hung up on Nasri before getting hold of the original interview.
My guess is that he desperately wants to satyb with an improved contract and he is nothing like Hleb and Adebayor.
Let us know….

4. Annus Horibilis - 10 June, 2011

Ok – found it. It is amazing that everybody believes that Nasri is about to sign for United and yet you look at the interview. It is out there and easy to find. Enter Samir Nasri Telefoot.
In the video, Samir speaks for about 15 seconds at the end and says only stuff about him and Wenger needing to sit down and thrash out the details.

And yet many gunners are slagging off the player for saying absolutely nothing about United. Shame on you guys for not trusting our players and yet trusting the stinking awful tabloid press that have yet again, as always, created a total lie out of a nothing interview.
Just like they did with Van Persie and Chelsea. All lies, no truth.
Gunners everywhere, DO NOT LISTEN TO RUMOURS. Listen to officail press releases only. There is no truth in any of it!

Got it?

5. red_optics - 10 June, 2011

arseblog have reported we in talks with eden hazard and apparntly they are spot on with transfers

6. les - 10 June, 2011

At least when Stapleton and Anderson went to the mancs they helped us win something……..Nasri helped us win nowt…….Anyhow, why would the mancs want him if they sign young? he’s no good in the middle and young is better wide player than him (plus the competition from nani/valencia)……

7. John - 10 June, 2011

I am hoping the Nasri thing is a put up Arsene or I am off type scenario and a kick up the back side to sign players to give us the sqaud to win the League and trophies. First eleven, we are fantastic not much to be done and it’s probably more defensive for the first team. Sqaud players to help rotate and give needed competition and means in the final reckoning we don’t have the same old line, if only he was not injured for 4-5 months. Yes when it’s 3 or 4 in the same position then yes that line is acceptable but when it’s only one like this season.

Also to give an impact off the bench which does not happen with Bendtner. Would really want Gervinho and Benzema to both be signed same with Parker and Hazard Greedy I know but we do need more competition and keeps our best Midfielders Wilshere and Ramsey fresh for the run in and gives us a bit of unpredictability.

8. Azika bilekipiri - 10 June, 2011

nasri only advice wenger to buy an experience player and that is what almost all arsenal fan want. The problem with arsenal is wenger. Until he learn how to buy experience player arsenal will alway a trophy less club. What we need to do is to advice wenger to buy a player like Benzema, samba.etc

9. muzayen - 10 June, 2011

nasri is key player for arsenal . don’t take it as easy issue,bad to hear that nasri and man united start to talk about the deal. if it is true , it is bad season for arsenal fan that wait a silverware for six years. please wenger why these happens repeatedly. it is a big season for arsenal. you have a lot responsibility to keep nasri in arsenal

10. muzayen - 10 June, 2011

nasri is key player ,to keep nasri in arsenal is the only option ways to reach on silverware. the reason for such big player want to leave arsenal is that wenger do not buy experienced player , so the don’t see the silverware.it is time to arsenal to buy players and to win drought. it is big drought for arsenal. wenger done mistake repeatedly .if he want to win silverware experienced player must, like neymar, parker, falcao, cahill, . there is nothing impossible for arsenal if this done. i myself wouldn’t want to hear the name arsene wenger. sorry, sir

11. bob mcnabs cat - 10 June, 2011

so we offered jones the same deal as united….. i just cant get my head round why he chose them!

Wenger has proved in that one spat with the big boys his limited ambition. If united offered 16 and half mill why the fuck didnt wenger offer 20?

Liverpool haave spent £77 mill and fair enough they got 50 for torres but they are not in europe and only get 40 thou crowds most of the season. United are half a bill in debt but still manage to splash out on players.

Please dont insult my intelligence and spin the “new stadium to pay for” shit or the crap about nurturing youth. Its a purile outdated con for anyone that still has their head stuck in the clouds amongst other places.

And as for Gervinho….. Dont let the brazillian name fool you, Ive seen this fella play for lille and his country and he is another “ten chances to score one” merchant who wants to put himself in the shop window. Even chambolikh could score in that two bob french league!!

We need david dein back to steady the ship and liam brady as manager.

New direction, new ideas and new hope.

Kash. - 13 June, 2011

But what are the chances of Dein getting back (which I’d like too) after he threw in his lot with Jabba the Hutt?

12. Kolade Sunday Ayelomo - 10 June, 2011

Hmm am not suprise if nasri want to go, am not, becus what he want wenger can not provide it for him, if wenger can not buy an experience player let them go, they are playing becus of trophy some are there for good four, five years ago nothing for them no trophy so wenger pls let them go to anywere they like pls and pls.

13. Jim McDermot - 12 June, 2011

Does anyone listen? Does anyone read. Does anyone check their sources. I will repeat this for those of you who do care:
Listen to the Telefoot interview. Nasri mentions needing to sit down with Wenger. That is all. THE REST IS LIES constantly regurgitated by a press that has forgottten to check its sources.
Arsenal have the best squad already, the best manager and the best academy. End of. Next season all we have to do is show a bit more grit when we get to the big games. We’ve broken our hoodoo against United and Chelsea. Make the Emirates a fortress and all will be well for many years. Away we are the best already. That says more about home support last season than anything the players did. Home supporters need to sing and shout and support this amazing team.
Kolade Sunday Ayelomo, muzayen. Do not fear. I repeat NASRI DID NOT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT UNITED! NASRI WANTS TO STAY!

14. superinjunctionontransfers - 13 June, 2011

waste of time…..the board has never taken one bit of notice of anything you have said.

sleepy arsene stumbling through the latest transfer market missing out on long sought after targets

The club
i dont want to hear that we wont pay over the odds for a player……… We’re a football team for fuck sake!

We pay the highest price…..yes the highest to watch 90 minutes of sport in the whole wide world. Get your head around that, there is not a country on this planet that would expect its loyal beneficiaries to pay more than we do.

Arsenal want me to pay more to watch a game of football at the emirates than it costs to spend a week in ibiza half board (see it online today).

15. n19 - 14 June, 2011

potentially then we could have a senegalese defender, an ivorian in midfield and up front unlike any other top team and they will all be wanted for the african nations cup! when will mr wenger take a leaf out of sir alex or kennys book and buy british with no baggage???

16. arsenal fc - 19 June, 2011

Nasri is being one greedy pig

17. Arsenal blog - 6 July, 2011

Here Here Nasri needs a kick in the Arse

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