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If You Want Us To Move On ..... Then Shut Up!

If You Want Us To Move On ..... Then Shut Up!

Only two days after picking up his Premier League winners medal Samir Nasri has once again taken to the media to tell Arsenal fans to forget about him.

Nasri was heavily criticised by some sections of the Arsenal support for choosing to signed for Manchester`s Mercenaries over a new contract in North London, citing his rather hefty new pay-packet as his major influence in his decision.

Of course non of us can truly know what motivated Samir to join City, but football fans do what football fans do. We`re no different from any other set of fans, if you leave our club to join a rival then you`re going to get boo`ed it`s that simple.

However Nasri`s insistence that he just wants to move on is somewhat betrayed by the fact that … well … he never shuts up talking about it whenever he`s in the spotlight.

He said on French televison, 'People at Arsenal tried to make out that I came here for the money, I hope they are watching me now collecting my Premier League winner's medal."

'I believe they have not won a trophy for many seasons now."

'If all that I was interested in was money, the easiest decision would have been to stay at Arsenal, picking up my money every week and walking into the team.

'There are many people doing this right now at Arsenal.

'I made the hard choice to come and fight for my place at a big club, where they never settle for second best, and I have proved it correct.

I now hope the Arsenal fans can get on with their lives and forget me, they should celebrate their third-place achievement and I will focus on winning titles.'

Nice one Sami, that`ll help your cause.

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

Date:Tuesday May 15 2012
Time: 10:05AM


I have to say I agree with you here. even if we assume he was asked a direct question, there remains a common courtesy and also a self respect in simply moving on and offering a straight bat to such questions. as long as he talks in this way the questions will keep coming as it is good news for the media men. once the answers are basic one sentances, they become no stories very quickly.
15/05/2012 10:15:00
In truth, I think as a fan base we have been OTT on Nasri. Clearly a mercenary, but I don't think many of us would turn down a chance to triple our wages. Maybe it's because I never hugely took to him as an Arsenal player- the first half of last season aside- but some of the hatred I saw towards him was a little OTT. Personally, I couldn't give a ***** about him and don't think, and never thought, that we would hugely suffer without him. Statements like this are best saved, filed away and dug out again at the appropriate moments. Life has a funny way of introducing you to the same people on your way down the greasy pole as it does on your ascent.
Little Dutch
15/05/2012 10:18:00
The baffling thing is that he has been in football a long time. Getting boo'ed by other fans is part of the sport. He's going to get boo'ed whenever he comes back to the Grove. I'd guess that nobody really gives two craps about him anymore, but when an opportunity arises for fans to rip into a player, it is rarely given up. It's just part of your everyday game. But it's things like this that will cause the bad feeling to continue. Ashley Cole is one of the biggest (for want of a better word) traitors in our clubs history, and he said exactly the same things as Nasri, and it got him nowhere. He eventually learned to stop talking about it and we've moved on. Sure he gets boo'ed on match days, but in honesty it's not even done with much effort anymore.
15/05/2012 10:20:00
I just wish the tranny would STFU and move on with his life. He'll get booed because he's an explayer, but that's as far as it goes. He doesn't even register in my footballing world as a bit part City player.
Scotch Eggs Rule
15/05/2012 10:25:00
Nasri's behaviour is short term in nature. His comments will only feed the flame of disgust that exists in our fan base for him. If he was more intelligent he would just mention how satisfactory it was to win the league and wish Arsenal all the best. Being a kid who played street football in Marseille it is the dumb street fighter in him talking.
15/05/2012 10:32:00
Well folks, the criticisms he received from your fans clearly riled him - in particular, the highly public attacks from the likes of Piers Morgan will have stung. So now, as Samir looks affectionately at the Premier League winners medal that he never got at Arsenal, can you blame him for wanting a bit of payback? Congratulations on finishing third, but you have to question your direction as a club if that is all you now seemingly aspire to.
15/05/2012 10:34:00
P.S. Straw poll - will you be supporting Bayern Munich or Chelsea in the Champions League final? Must be a tough one for an Arsenal fan.
15/05/2012 10:36:00
Not bothered either way fifthcolumnblue. Neither has any baring on our club, so I'm unfussed. That said, either result will offer a chance for some gentle ribbing ... so everyone's a winner.
15/05/2012 10:39:00
BTW - Whilst Piers Morgan claims to be an Arsenal fan, he is no such thing. Anyone who says Kosicielny and Rosicky need to be sold after the season they've had are idiots who know very little about the game.
15/05/2012 10:40:00
FCB why is the CL final one a tough one for Arsenal fan? You must have meant Spurs. Secondly, contrary to what you may think gooners are not too elated with finishing 3rd or 4th every season since 2004. After having won the league unbeaten in 2004 and 12 times before that, being 3rd or 4th doesn't satisfy too many old gooners whose expectation has increased or the post invincibles gooner fan whose expectation is sky high. The happiness you see is actually relief and surprise because this season saw our worst start in 50 years and to finish 3rd after that was a bit unexpected. Also, after Abu Dhabi spends 1 billion quid oil money on their club over and above the 1 billion quid spent by a Russian gangster on Chelsea winning the league for any club is not exactly simple.
15/05/2012 10:49:00
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