Just a quick post today with little going on in the world of Arsenal. Everything seems to be focused on Manchester United’s Champions League win and at the end of the day I guess that’s fair enough. Quite a good game too by the way.
Somewhat predictably, the transfer of Samir Nasri from Marseille to Arsenal did not go ahead yesterday as previously suggested. The general consensus was that Nasri would be signed up but comments from his manager Jean-Pierre Bernes have indicated that negotiations are far less advanced than previously indicated.
“We are not in a hurry. It is true that we are examining an offer from Arsenal, which is interesting for Samir Nasri from a sporting point of view. But I have also received other offers.”
Interestingly, this is the first official word that Arsenal are interested in Nasri. But unfortunately, as Goonerholic has cleverly pointed out, Bernes’ big mouth may do more harm than good. Arsene Wenger will have to work out just how much he wants Nasri because now that the public has been alerted to the club’s interest his value is sure to rise. Agents, they really are annoying.
In other news, Carlos Vela has had his work permit granted and will join up with Arsenal for pre-season training in July. Good stuff.
Finally, Manuel Almunia has been talking about Arsenal’s chances for next season, indicating that there will be no excuses if the club don’t fight all the way to the end of the campaign. It will be interesting to see how things pan out.
And that’s about that. I have to say I’m feeling pretty average today knowing that Manchester United have done the double and our boys have nothing to show for their excellent season. Good things come to those who wait, I guess.
What do you think?
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