Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Arsenal finally agrees to sell Nasri
AP, August 23rd, 2011 3:57PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

An agreement has been reached for Arsenal to sell midfielder Sami Nasri to Manchester City for 24 million pounds ($40 million). Nasri, 24, flew to Manchester Tuesday for a medical exam as his former Arsenal teammates headed to Italy, where they play Udinese in the second leg of a Champions League playoff on Wednesday.

Since joining Arsenal from Marseille in July, 2008, the attacking midfielder scored 27 goals in 124 appearances. Last season he scored 10 Premier League goals and 15 in all competitions. He had turned down offers of a new contract and would have been eligible to leave on a free transfer next year. His departure leaves the Gunners in a weakened state following the exodus of Cesc Fabregas last week to Barcelona.

"The summer was very difficult because we had Cesc Fabregas and Nasri on permanent transfer negotiations and that is draining in the end," Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger told reporters on Tuesday. "We lost two great players and that's a sad side of the story but at some stage it has to be over, because you want to focus on the future."

The move further strengthens an already potent City attack bolstered by the recent arrival  of Argentine forward Sergio Aguero and featuring David Silva, James Milner, Edin Dzeko, Adam Johnson, Roque Santa Cruz, Mario Balotelli and Carlos Tevez, with Tevez expected to depart before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.


Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Report: Demand Amps Up Ahead of El Clasico    
This Saturday's Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona, which regularly draws hundreds of millions of viewers ...
Ferguson: Moyes Didn't Inherit Declining Man United    
Alex Ferguson has updated his book My Autobiography to include a section about the short reign ...
Mourinho: Drogba Could Start vs. Man United     
Chelsea striker Loic Remy, who was substituted in the 13th-minute of Tuesday's 6-0 UEFA Champions League ...
Russia: Racism is a Global, Not Russian, Problem    
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko denied that his country has a particular problem with racism in ...
Robben Hails Bayern Tactics in Roma Thrashing    
Bayern Munich's 7-1 demolition of AS Roma at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday night-which broke the ...
Kompany: City, Not CSKA, Punished by Stadium Ban    
When UEFA slaps a stadium ban on a European club-as it has CSKA Moscow in the ...
Report: Raul to Join Cosmos This Week     
Former Real Madrid striker Raul Gonzalez on Tuesday reached an agreement to play for New York ...
Platini: Ballon d'Or Should Not Go to Ronaldo, Messi     
UEFA President Michel Platini believes the 2014 Ballon d'Or should not go to either Cristiano Ronaldo ...
Real's Bale, Ramos Miss Liverpool Clash    
Gareth Bale, Real Madrid's world record signing, and vice-captain Sergio Ramos are both out of Wednesday's ...
Ronaldo, Messi Could Break UCL Record This Week     
The world's two best players will have a chance to break Raul's UEFA Champions League goal ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives