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Gooners Made To Wait For Nasri

Arsene Wenger's promise of quick signings seems to be fading away after Arsenal have been made to wait for French Whizzkid, Samir Nasri.

It seemed as though The Gunners had had the deal sewn up, then Wenger said he wanted to sign the players before Euro 2008, but now Le Boss claims it will be after.

'Nasri interests me,' said Wenger.

'I hope I will do it after the Euros. It is more complicated now because the wage differences (between the Premier League and Ligue 1) are not as big as they used to be.'

'Just look at Karim Benzema. He is 20 and recently signed a new deal with Lyon.

'England is considered one of the two top leagues and the best players want to play against the best players.'


Arsenal have been gazumped (I love that word) in the transfer market many times, does anyone get the feeling it's about to happen again?




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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 3 2008

Time: 9:40AM

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There is some doubt as to whether this is a combined quote. That the statements on Nasri and on wages in France weren't part of the one answer to one question but two answers to two separate questions. In any case the pound has dropped 16% against the Euro over the last 12 months so all European wages will automatically be 16% higher relatively than this time last season. That has to be a factor I guess.
Amos.
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03/06/2008 09:52:00

There is some doubt as to whether this is a combined quote. That the statements on Nasri and on wages in France weren't part of the one answer to one question but two answers to two separate questions. In any case the pound has dropped 16% against the Euro over the last 12 months so all European wages will automatically be 16% higher relatively than this time last season. That has to be a factor I guess.
Amos.
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03/06/2008 09:52:00

Amos - Is there anything you don't know?! :)
Rocky7
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03/06/2008 09:57:00

Amos - Is there anything you don't know?! :)
Rocky7
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03/06/2008 09:57:00

Yeah, arseblog had the clarification yesterday, that these were separate answers to separate questions. Apparently, there is some kind of legal hold up to the deal. Of course, its always possible that another club comes in at the last minute to offer more money and muddy the waters, kinda like what Bayern did with Ribery last summer. We'll just have to wait and see.
prits
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03/06/2008 10:40:00

Yeah, arseblog had the clarification yesterday, that these were separate answers to separate questions. Apparently, there is some kind of legal hold up to the deal. Of course, its always possible that another club comes in at the last minute to offer more money and muddy the waters, kinda like what Bayern did with Ribery last summer. We'll just have to wait and see.
prits
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03/06/2008 10:40:00

Rocky - There's plenty I don't know but then I keep quiet about it!
Amos.
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03/06/2008 10:48:00

Rocky - There's plenty I don't know but then I keep quiet about it!
Amos.
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03/06/2008 10:48:00

Post removed. Warning sent. [Edited by TheFear]
gooner_till_i_die
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03/06/2008 12:09:00

Post removed. Warning sent. [Edited by TheFear]
gooner_till_i_die
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03/06/2008 12:09:00

I think this is dead personally. If Nasri was desperate to sign for Arsenal his advisors would want him to sign before Euro 2008 in case he got injured. AW has been unusually candid about this deal, a mistake he made with Baptista initially and SWP.
Little Dutch
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03/06/2008 12:40:00

I think this is dead personally. If Nasri was desperate to sign for Arsenal his advisors would want him to sign before Euro 2008 in case he got injured. AW has been unusually candid about this deal, a mistake he made with Baptista initially and SWP.
Little Dutch
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03/06/2008 12:40:00

When AW was talking about the wage differences not being as differant as they used to be ... he wasnt talking about nasri ... he was talking abotu a completely differant subject ... the press twisted his words to make it look like he wasnt willing to offer nasri much money to come to us ... **** stirring after all that flamini and RVP stuff ...
Achilles
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03/06/2008 12:51:00

When AW was talking about the wage differences not being as differant as they used to be ... he wasnt talking about nasri ... he was talking abotu a completely differant subject ... the press twisted his words to make it look like he wasnt willing to offer nasri much money to come to us ... **** stirring after all that flamini and RVP stuff ...
Achilles
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03/06/2008 12:51:00

Probably some scumbag agent trying to drive the price up or start a bidding war between us and another club. Scum, all of them!
Moorish
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03/06/2008 13:15:00

Probably some scumbag agent trying to drive the price up or start a bidding war between us and another club. Scum, all of them!
Moorish
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03/06/2008 13:15:00

Ribery would be a good replacement for Hleb I think. If only we could get Yaya Toure, Ribery AND Nasri, now that would be excellent! And also a centre back.
Gooner_Vin
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03/06/2008 13:20:00

Ribery would be a good replacement for Hleb I think. If only we could get Yaya Toure, Ribery AND Nasri, now that would be excellent! And also a centre back.
Gooner_Vin
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03/06/2008 13:20:00

I think this hold up was down to Hleb,the money we get for him put on Nasri
ajwb
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03/06/2008 13:52:00

I think this hold up was down to Hleb,the money we get for him put on Nasri
ajwb
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03/06/2008 13:52:00

is this kid REALLY that good? i mean is he worth the waiting? i may speak for the minority but i'm getting fed up of the "will he, won't he" crap. IMO Arsene should start to look elsewhere.
arsenal nutter
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03/06/2008 14:27:00

is this kid REALLY that good? i mean is he worth the waiting? i may speak for the minority but i'm getting fed up of the "will he, won't he" crap. IMO Arsene should start to look elsewhere.
arsenal nutter
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03/06/2008 14:27:00

Ribery is Bundesliga player of the season, don't hold your breath, i don't think he'll be here any time soon. And why isn't hleb at barca yet?
afri-gooner
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03/06/2008 14:31:00

Ribery is Bundesliga player of the season, don't hold your breath, i don't think he'll be here any time soon. And why isn't hleb at barca yet?
afri-gooner
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03/06/2008 14:31:00

Ribery's wages are too high for Arsenal to ever think about signing him. Damn shame too as he was incredible this season and his quality will be underlined this summer. Also, will Mourinho going to Inter scupper Hleb's chances of going there? Maybe Barcelona is the more likely, if he does decide to find a quiet corner of the world to live in.
VanPersie11
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03/06/2008 14:49:00

Ribery's wages are too high for Arsenal to ever think about signing him. Damn shame too as he was incredible this season and his quality will be underlined this summer. Also, will Mourinho going to Inter scupper Hleb's chances of going there? Maybe Barcelona is the more likely, if he does decide to find a quiet corner of the world to live in.
VanPersie11
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03/06/2008 14:49:00

*******I don't know what to think anymore about Nasri or any other transfer. Arsene said 2-3 weeks, now it's after the Euros. Which may be just because it's not under his control, what with agents telling their clients to wait until after the Euros. Maybe he meant it when he said 2-3 weeks but circumstances changed. Also, Nasri's agent is an old enemy of Arsene's, involved in the Tapie corruption scandal at Marseille. I'm a huge fan of Ribery's but I don't think he's ready to leave Germany, he's having too good a time there. We couldn't afford him anyway. Nasri IS a wonderful player, I do wish we could get him, but I think all the PR about it has damaged the deal. [Edited by TheFear]
jaelle
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03/06/2008 17:03:00

*******I don't know what to think anymore about Nasri or any other transfer. Arsene said 2-3 weeks, now it's after the Euros. Which may be just because it's not under his control, what with agents telling their clients to wait until after the Euros. Maybe he meant it when he said 2-3 weeks but circumstances changed. Also, Nasri's agent is an old enemy of Arsene's, involved in the Tapie corruption scandal at Marseille. I'm a huge fan of Ribery's but I don't think he's ready to leave Germany, he's having too good a time there. We couldn't afford him anyway. Nasri IS a wonderful player, I do wish we could get him, but I think all the PR about it has damaged the deal. [Edited by TheFear]
jaelle
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03/06/2008 17:03:00

Interesting comments from gunnerblog.com today: "So Samir Nasri won’t be signing before he has participated in Euro 2008. The delay is not, as you may have read in some quarters, anything to do with wage disputes. It is simply that Nasri does not have the time or inclination to leave the France camp when he knows the deal is essentially done." He thinks Nasri will definitely come to Arsenal.
jaelle
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03/06/2008 17:29:00

Interesting comments from gunnerblog.com today: "So Samir Nasri won’t be signing before he has participated in Euro 2008. The delay is not, as you may have read in some quarters, anything to do with wage disputes. It is simply that Nasri does not have the time or inclination to leave the France camp when he knows the deal is essentially done." He thinks Nasri will definitely come to Arsenal.
jaelle
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03/06/2008 17:29:00

Offensive post removed and user warned over conduct. Racial or anti semetic terms simply will not be tolerated. Posts referring to the comment have also been removed for obvious continuity reasons.
The Fear
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03/06/2008 18:43:00

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The Fear
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03/06/2008 18:43:00

Why no-one talking about Ramsey? It looks like a 2-way battle between us.
united4life
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03/06/2008 20:46:00

Why no-one talking about Ramsey? It looks like a 2-way battle between us.
united4life
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03/06/2008 20:46:00

I know for certain that Arsenal have been in contact with Ramsey U4L. A close member of my family is best mates with his dad and a phone conversation happened last week. That's all I know at the moment but you are right. It's us or you.
flv
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03/06/2008 21:01:00

I know for certain that Arsenal have been in contact with Ramsey U4L. A close member of my family is best mates with his dad and a phone conversation happened last week. That's all I know at the moment but you are right. It's us or you.
flv
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03/06/2008 21:01:00

U4L, I think we just assume you guys will get him.
jaelle
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03/06/2008 21:30:00

U4L, I think we just assume you guys will get him.
jaelle
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03/06/2008 21:30:00

check out this interesting video with Arsene training some youngsters: http://soccerlens.com/wenger-nike-deadly-5-training-video/7693/
jaelle
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03/06/2008 21:34:00

check out this interesting video with Arsene training some youngsters: http://soccerlens.com/wenger-nike-deadly-5-training-video/7693/
jaelle
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03/06/2008 21:34:00

Jaelle - thanks for the link to Arsene training - fascinating to see him like that, have always wondered what he must be like!
Gooner_Vin
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03/06/2008 22:20:00

Jaelle - thanks for the link to Arsene training - fascinating to see him like that, have always wondered what he must be like!
Gooner_Vin
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03/06/2008 22:20:00

I think Wenger's gonna flop on the market once again, not buying the guys that we really need now and buying youngsters who could be of use in 5-6 years if he's still around.
stukazufuss
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04/06/2008 08:31:00

I think Wenger's gonna flop on the market once again, not buying the guys that we really need now and buying youngsters who could be of use in 5-6 years if he's still around.
stukazufuss
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04/06/2008 08:31:00

Flop once again?!?!? Sagna Clichy Cesc Eduardo RVP Kolo Ade Vieira Petit Henry Ljungberg Pires the list goes on!!!! Hardly flops. Ok one or two such as Jeffers Reyes Cygan, but on the whole the man is a genius when it comes to digging out an "unknown"
MrArsenal
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04/06/2008 23:54:00

Flop once again?!?!? Sagna Clichy Cesc Eduardo RVP Kolo Ade Vieira Petit Henry Ljungberg Pires the list goes on!!!! Hardly flops. Ok one or two such as Jeffers Reyes Cygan, but on the whole the man is a genius when it comes to digging out an "unknown"
MrArsenal
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04/06/2008 23:54:00

Apparantly this deal is in danger of collapsing due to Nasri's wage demands!! :-(
MrArsenal
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05/06/2008 22:49:00

Apparantly this deal is in danger of collapsing due to Nasri's wage demands!! :-(
MrArsenal
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05/06/2008 22:49:00

 

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