Why did Samir Nasri leave Arsenal

Nasri: Arsenal agree with ManCity

One of the biggest transfer hiccups of the summer comes to an end. As with Cesc Fabregas, Arsenal coach Arsène Wenger initially stood up against Nasri for a long time and denied it, only to give in - and lose another key player. Arsenal does not disclose what the agreement with ManCity looks like in detail, but has been quoted as a transfer fee of 25 million euros for days. After the current season, Nasri would have been free transfer. The 24-year-old international, who had left Olympique Marseille for 18 million euros for London in 2008 after twelve years, played for three years under compatriot Wenger in the Gunners' jersey. He achieved his final breakthrough there in the past season when he shone with several gala appearances and ten Premier League goals.

Nasri Samir

Arsenal FC - club details

Club colors

Red White

Arsenal FC - club details

Club colors

Red White

address

Arsenal Football Club
Highbury House
75 Drayton Park
London N5 1BU
Great Britain

Manchester City - Club details

Club colors

Light blue and white

Manchester City - Club details

Club colors

Light blue and white

address

Manchester city
Etihad Stadium
Etihad campus
Manchester
M11 3FF
Telephone: 00 44 161 444 1894
Email: [email protected]

Arsenal then did everything in their power to retain Nasri for the long term and offered him a five-year contract extension, including the equivalent of almost 100,000 euros per week. Nasri refused, at ManCity he should get a lot more.

With Fabregas (FC Barcelona) and Nasri, Arsenal have lost their two most important midfielders in one fell swoop, and Wenger has not yet been able to land a replacement. City, on the other hand, has not only weakened a league competitor, but has also "pimped up" its outstanding creative midfield around David Silva, James Milner and Adam Johnson.

It has to be over at some point.

Arsène Wenger on the lengthy negotiations at Fabregas and Nasri

Wenger told the BBC on Tuesday: "The summer was very difficult because there were lengthy transfer negotiations for Fabregas and Nasri. It's tiring." It is sad that you have lost two great players. "But at some point it has to be over because you have to focus on the future."