|Chasing each other out of town|
As for Nasri, his reputation as the "Petit Prince" has not been diminished in his demands for more money and subsequently forcing his sale, most likely to Manchester City. One characteristic that should never be criticized (not because it isn't criticize-able but just because it is a simple reality) is the desire of an professional footballer to seek more money. I do not discount the frustration that must be felt by the likes of Nasri at a legitimate inability to challenge for silverware by Arsenal. But I am sure that if Arsenal met Nasri's pay demands, the lack of silverware contention would be quickly forgotten.
I would ask Wenger to get these two out of town as soon as possible, and with as much time as possible left in the transfer season. Not that Wenger or Arsenal will take advantage of that time. The Gunners have become the epitome of a club that is more concerned about the cash flow and balance sheets rather than the score sheets and trophy case. Granted the most recent transfers have Arsenal in the red:
Arsenal FC -15.474.800 £
|Total: 23.694.000 £||Total: 8.219.200 £|
However, if they sell Nasri and Cesc, receiving the expected to add close to 60m £ that would rapidly swing the negative into a 40m £ + positive. Now if Wenger is
willing to take that windfall and actually invest maybe I will be play with all this.
But I fear he will buy a few bargain basement players and
call it a day.
Alas, we might be looking at another season of no silverware and maybe even,
gasp a place in the Europa League! Wenger's war chest must be quite
healthy, unfortunately that money sitting in a bank does not score goals, make
tackles, dribble defenders or make passes.
Use it Wenger, otherwise what's the point?