Vital Football

Latest Arsenal FC News

Nasri Applauds Joey Barton

Nasri Applauds Joey Barton

Samir Nasri has become the first person in human history to ever say thank you to the despicable thug that is Joey Barton.

Speaking at the France training as they prepare to take on Norway tomorrow, our somewhat petulant midfielder had this to say:

'During one of my first matches in England, we played Newcastle and Barton tried to intimidate me. It definitely made me a better player.' admitted Nasri to France Football.

'The Premier League demands a lot of effort because there is so much intensity. Since that day, I have improved a lot. Thank you Mr Barton!'Nasri has been in fine form this preseason, which is no surprise since rumors have it that he started his own personal training camp before the World Cup even got under way. With Cesc, van Persie, Denilson, Song, and Diaby not ready for this weekend`s league opener at Anfield, Nasri immediately becomes a senior member of the squad. We will need him at his sharpest to get a positive result.

For now I leave you with a short clip of Nasri-Joey Barton dispute in question.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Brice Coffer
Date:Tuesday August 10 2010
Time: 3:12PM

Comments

0
Looing forward to Samir having a great season. Being a ' senior ' player now alot more responsibilty will sit on his shoulders,but he is well able to cope. The little fella can be our match winner and his trickery and intelligence can turn games for us. Good luck Samir and COME ON YOU GUNNERS !!!!!!!!!!
Cockney Rich
10/08/2010 15:58:00
0
The first and the last to thank him!
Vanilla Ice
10/08/2010 16:31:00
0
Some good appreciation for "the convict"
Eboue=GOD
10/08/2010 16:57:00
0
Haha nice one Samir! That's an admirable attitude - cos you wouldn't expect Ramsey to thank Shawcross for making him tougher would you? (And no, let's not dwell on that. I didn't mean to digress or invite the trolls to comment on the tragic incident or the other ones for that matter.) I'm confident that Nasri is all fired up for this season because he's keen to prove that (a) Domenech was wrong to leave him out of the France squad and (b) he can replace Cesc even if it's a big pair of shoes to fill.
GoonerLou
10/08/2010 17:00:00
0
Lou, Nasri also said in that same interview that "I'm not fighting Cesc for one position." And that "We'll prove Evra wrong, no men versus boys this season."
gunnerkid107
10/08/2010 18:02:00
0
Hopefully Nasri will make Barton look like a fool on both occassions this season when we come up against Newcastle. He is a nasty piece of work that Barton.
True-Gooner-Blood
10/08/2010 18:10:00
0
It looks like Cesc won't start against Liverpool, so it'll be interesting to see if Nasri can do the job in his place. OT: This photo montage was very good, showing the progress of Wilshere by the BBC. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/8900284.stm
gronedrone
10/08/2010 18:30:00
0
I read the title as "nazi applauds joey barton". It didn't spark much interest in me, but after rereading the title I now realize this is more of a "man bites dog" story.
smithdj74
11/08/2010 00:31:00
0
I remember that game and that lovely kick from Nasri that sent Barton tumbling. It was a thing of beauty!
Trennon
11/08/2010 08:02:00
0
Yeah....that's a great clip. The last time I saw a crowd like that it was throwing stones at a black maria entering court. Football.......such a middle class sport these days.
lordjohnny
11/08/2010 12:52:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Staged or Real?

Recent Arsenal Articles

No January Departure For Giroud

Olivier Giroud's agent has poured cold water on any speculation linking him with a move away from the Emirates Stadium in the January transfer window.

Xhaka & Iwobi Give Basel Thoughts

Granit Xhaka and Alex Iwobi have both given their reaction to last night's victory over Basel in the Champions League.

Wenger On Last 16 Success

Manager Arsene Wenger has now given his thoughts following victory over Basel yesterday evening and Arsenal topping the Group A Champions League table.

Video - Champions League, 6-12-16

This video shows a round up of the Champions League games played on Tuesday.

Archived Vital Arsenal Articles

Vital Arsenal articles from

Site Journalists

Rocky7
Editor email
Profile
ClockEnd124
no email
Profile
Amos
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

FC Basel MotM
Suggested By:
Ospina2%
Gabriel0%
Holding12%
Koscielny0%
Gibbs12%
Ramsey0%
Xhaka0%
Iwobi12%
Ozil0%
Lucas Perez50%
Sanchez12%
Sub - Elneny0%
Sub - Giroud0%
Sub - Walcott0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 14 11 1 2 34 21
2 Arsenal 14 9 4 1 31 19
3 Liverpool 14 9 3 2 30 17
4 Man City 14 9 3 2 30 15
5 Spurs 14 7 6 1 27 14
6 Man Utd 14 5 6 3 21 3
7 WBA 14 5 5 4 20 3
8 Everton 14 5 5 4 20 1
9 Stoke 14 5 4 5 19 -3
10 AFC Bournemouth 14 5 3 6 18 -3
11 Watford 14 5 3 6 18 -6
12 Southampton 14 4 5 5 17 -2
13 Middlesbrough 14 3 6 5 15 -2
14 Crystal Palace 14 4 2 8 14 -2
15 Burnley 14 4 2 8 14 -11
16 Leicester City 14 3 4 7 13 -7
17 West Ham 14 3 3 8 12 -14
18 Sunderland 14 3 2 9 11 -10
19 Hull City 14 3 2 9 11 -18
20 Swansea 14 2 3 9 9 -15
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Arsenal Results (view all)

Arsenal Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Stoke City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Everton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 18 2016 4:00PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 1 2017 4:00PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 3 2017 7:45PM : AFC Bournemouth (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Naijagunner2
Vital Football Comment