Arsenal fans never cease to amaze me with their musical ability, especially when some changed KC & The Sunshine Band’s ‘Give It Up’ into a Samir Nasri song. Unfortunately, it looks like we’ll have to stop singing it, as Nasri wants to jump ship, according to Sky Sports.
Us fans could start singing another KC song, ‘Please Don’t Go’, but it would be to no avail. Nasri wants trophies. I can’t blame him for that. I can’t blame him for thinking we’re like the Titanic cruising towards an iceberg or maybe just sailing into nothingness. Oh yes, the Titanic was thought to be invincible too and that ended up sinking, while the band played on. So much for the power of song. No point composing a Nasri megamix then!
Meanwhile, it’s clear Mancester United have unsettled him, going public with their interest. They even claim they’ve bid £20m. That’s a lot of money for a player out of contract in 2012. But Arsenal say no bid has received. Can we believe our club? All our transfer fees are ‘undisclosed’ for some reason, not that we’re hiding anything!
Now that Arsenal legend Ian Wright has described us as ‘Manchester City’s feeder club’, maybe Nasri will head to the Ettihad Stadium instead. I hope so, in a way, as at least we’ll get better money. Of course, it will mean that even finishing 3rd will be more difficult for us, but we’ve already sold Gael Clichy to them (our nearest rivals, league-position wise) so why not say ‘in for a penny, in for a pound’?
Although, it’s admirable that our boss Arsene Wenger is prepared to fight to keep Nasri, we’re in a weak position. If we’re going to get good money for Nasri, this is our last chance to do just that. So we have to get the best price we can and that’s one thing I think we will do. Even if it remains an ‘undisclosed’ amount, it should be big.
The next question is will we spend all of the money brought in from selling Clichy and Nasri on replacements? I think our relative inactivity in the transfer market so far gives us a clue about what we should expect.