Cesc Ready to Go – Nasri Says No to New Contract – Defender to Sign

Saturday morning brings about more transfer rumours, speculation and heart-ache for Arsenal fans.

Samir Nasri is reported to have rejected Arsenal’s new offer of £115K a week.  This is on the back of some newspaper reports stating that Nasri’s representatives having agreed a deal withManchesterCity.  If both reports are true, then the uncertainty that Arsene has talked about in recent interviews needs to come to an end.  Arsene needs to assess his options in the transfer market, be they Juan Mata, available for around £22M, Santi Carzola (£18M) and Mathieu Valbeuna (£15M) and bring closure to the Nasri story.  The club cannot have a player in the squad who will not sign a new contract irrespective of what the weekly wages are and who has made it obvious that he will run his contract down to the end of the season.  A deal withManchesterCitywill result in a £25M transfer, sufficient to bring in any of the three players that we have been linked with as a replacement for Nasri.

Nasri has shown Arsenal little loyalty, we took him fromMarseilles, made him into the player he is, but he sees no reason to repay the club or manager with loyalty, so it should au revoir to Samir next week and the club moves on.

Arsene will need to move fast in the transfer market to replace Nasri asMalagaare already reported to be hovering over Carzola, whilst Mata has been linked with Tottenham and Valbeuna could be a target for Manchester United if they do not sign Schneijder.

The boss has stated that “Certainly, we will have to find one more defender.”  To the sceptics this means one defender and that’s my lot, to those of us who still have optimism it means at least one more defender.   Arsene will not be drawn on names, unlike other managers, which is respectful, but we all know the short-list consist of Jagielka, Cahill and Samba.  The question that Arsenal fans will be asking is when will it happen?  We are not the only club looking for new defenders and the longer we take the chances on missing one of these players increases as does the transfer fee.  Liverpool,Chelseaand Tottenham are all in the market for centre-backs, so we need to be decisive in the market and sign at least one of these players early next week.

Arsenal have already made a bid for Jagielka, which according to some reports was £10M, a figure lower than the offer we made last summer! Cahill and Bolton are back from theUSAtour, so expect Wenger to open talks with Owen Coyle about theEnglandinternational who has one year left on his contract, but has a £17M release clause.  Arsenal are not prepared to pay £17M, valuing the player around £12m.  Arsenal have several players that could be used as part of the deal.  Lansbury, Bartley and Miguel have all been mentioned as possible loanees.  This will suit Arsenal andBolton. Boltonare short of money and have few saleable assets, Coyle has done will with loan players in recent years. Arsenal will want to give players like Bartley and Lansbury regular Premier League football so this could be the solution.

The Cesc saga rumbles on, but should be concluded early next week. Barcelonaare offering Arsenal a fee in the region of £34M, which Arsenal may ask to be increased by the inclusion of Abidal in the deal.  This will allow Cesc to move to his belovedBarcelonaand give Arsene £34M to spend in the market NEXT WEEK.

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Posted on July 23, 2011, in Arsenal News, Arsenal Players, Transfers and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. if fab n nasri wants 2 go d shud b allowed but d shud knw dat d must struggle 4 form and jerseys in dia wud b nw clubs.wenger shud get cazi n mata, d wil b gud

  2. fab n nasri can go,wenga should knw what to do

  3. let him go we dont need him he selffish player one of those who are not loyal to they clubs

  4. Yea hes got talent but hes no cesc , hes over rated lets be honest arrogant hes a mercenary assbag no one is bigger than the arsenal replace him with mata and please please get samba really happy with germinators first appearance we been lacking that goal threat for awhile long live the arsenal!

  5. Arsene

    Please add some urgency to your decision making. The deliberations have taken place and the time for action is now.

    Dump Samir for $ 30m to City or ManU, whoever steps up first and fast.

    Tell Barca you will sell for the same fee that they just paid for Sanchez.

    Tell Cesc he owes you the $5m he promised to pay Arsenal if they will let him go (over and above the Barca payment).

    BUY Upton for what they are asking (less a loaner or the purchase of JET). You are pricing Samir on his one year contract at a big price. Bolton are doing the same with their only asset.

    BUY Mata asap.

    BUY Melo as a replacement/backup for SONG to add Steel to the defence.

    BUY Merchesacker as additional defensive cover to Upton.

    BUY Valbuena as additional midfield cover for Nasri/Cesc.

    Help Almunia, Bentner and Squillachi find new homes before Aug 15..

    Lot to do and you have little time to get it all done…..

    Gunners forever…..

  6. jubril rasheed

    Arsenal is bigger than any player.Whoever that want to go should be allow to do so.We only need to replace them with better players. allow to do so.We only need to replace them with better players.

  7. today 1st half none of them were playing and we played in a fantastic way. in the 2nd half our “Top” players came and showed nothing we can move on without them but we need 1CB 1LB and 1 attacking mid fielder and a top quality striker that could fill the gap even when half the team is injured like always

  8. Wenger, stop wasting time. Release nasir and let him suffer the same fate hleb suffered. Allow fab4 to go. Bring in Mata n Diego. Get us samba. Then we are ready to rock and rumble

  9. Nasri & Fabrigas are very much replaceable.We made them,and we can make again,even better than them.Let them go at the right prices,and instantly invest the cash on quality players.Mata,Cahill&Chambaline are my choices! Arsene! Move and act fast! make again,even better than them.Let them go at the right prices,and instantly invest the cash on quality players.Mata,Cahill&Chambaline are my choices! Arsene! Move and act fast!

  10. I luv 2 of them bt they are fuckin up nw,especialy, nasri. Arsene,allow him 2 go, goin 4 money nt 4 cup. He is very replaceable. Tel nasri 2 remember d likes of hleb,flamini ,adebayo . … Arsene, get us mata, cahil,one striker and d goalkeeper. Get good player to replace cesc. o, goin 4 money nt 4 cup. He is very replaceable. Tel nasri 2 remember d likes of hleb,flamini ,adebayo . … Arsene, get us mata, cahil,one striker and d goalkeeper. Get good player to replace cesc.

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