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Nasri values stability

As Samir Nasri joins his new team-mates in pre season training he has spoken of his delight at being at Arsenal and his hopes and ambitions for the future. Refreshingly he sees the stability at the club as a great attraction.

Samir claims that Wenger illustrates that attraction "He represents stability and continuity. We understand we can work on the long term with him. I think he`s been at Arsenal for 13 years. It means the world!"

No doubt he has in mind the changes amongst some clubs like Barcelona or Real where managers rarely enjoy such lengthy tenures and even club presidents are not wholly secure as Joan Laporta experienced this month narrowly surviving a vote of confidence at Barcelona.

"I was looking for that kind of guarantee to advance my career" Nasri said "I didn`t want to go to a club, even a legendary one, where everything could change from one day to another."

It`s surprising that more players don`t seem ready to take that into account. They can join a club with a playing and management style that seems to suit them at the beginning of a season only to find at some point it has changed to something entirely less suitable - sometimes even within the same season.

If a player is in the twilight of his career it`s a risk he may not care too much about provided the contract is secure but a career in it`s early stages, that is just taking off, that has further to go, runs the risk of being prematurely derailed at a less stable club. An exciting young player can reach the end of a career that might have been financially rewarding but professionally much less so simply by making the wrong moves at the wrong time.

So far Samir Nasri and Nicolas Anelka, or Adebayor perhaps, seem poles apart in their respective professional philosophies. I hope that is something Nasri hangs onto long enough to make full use of his talent. I haven`t seen much of him playing yet but if he plays as well as he thinks he`ll do for me

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Writer: Amos Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 22 2008

Time: 11:53AM

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nice thot...too early to say tho..I can't trust players anymore
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22/07/2008 12:13:00

Good on him... despite some of the shenanigans we've seen from some of our players, in truth, I'd say we have a good majority of players who share Nasri's positive attitude... and we know mostly know who they are.
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22/07/2008 12:52:00

I think that's true as well Andy-bayor. Despite how the press want to characterize us as a sinking ship with the rats leaving in droves, there are in fact a good core group of players who think like Samir and it may take a little longer than some would like, but they will triumph in the end.
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22/07/2008 13:08:00

Seams to have a mature head on his sholders, lets hope that it's not just the correct soundbites that his agent has told him to say or am I to negative?
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22/07/2008 13:09:00

Its a shame that we get the treatment from the likes of Flamini, Hleb and Ade, when the likes of Bergkamp, Henry, Vieira, Pires, Llungberg and Kanu gave us their best years and ACTUALLY WON something for the club. Makes you realise even more that Henry and Bergkamp would have had the chance to move one but gave us their best years. I have to say I'm quite nervous for us going into this season. We need every squad member to believe in themselves, Arsene, the project and the Club and deliver.
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22/07/2008 13:09:00

I like this boy already, sounds level-headed and talks sense. He also seems to have the patience and mentality to succeed. You can tell players like him, Cesc, Clichy and Theo know what they're doing at early ages. Like Amos said, hope this lasts long enough for us to see his talent come to fruition.
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22/07/2008 13:14:00

i cannot wait for this season to start. well firstly cos saturdays are such a bore nowadays. but secondly, to watch this kid in action. if he is as good as the marseille fans say he is (next zidane etc) then we have a helluva star on our hands. hleb who?
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22/07/2008 14:32:00

Another interview in which he said how the Gunners and ex-Gunners convinced him to join us. I chuckled a bit when I saw that even Diarra had good things to say about Arsenal:
Lou the Gunneress
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22/07/2008 15:17:00

Cristiano Ronaldo take note...
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22/07/2008 17:29:00

I'm not sure Ronaldo can read in order to take note. Yes, he's probably that dumb.
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24/07/2008 01:47:00

how true think of where anelka ould be today...he had legend potential...cant wait to see smir play
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24/07/2008 09:39:00


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