The transfer or Samir Nasri from Arsenal to Manchester City is still in doubt with a little over a week of the transfer period left. While City boss Roberto Mancini is still keen for Nasri to join the Blues but might change his mind if Nasri becomes cup tied for the Champions League.
Asked by the Guardian if the deal is still on Mancini said: “in the next 24 hours, maybe 48 hours”. However Arsene Wenger says that nothing has been finalised yet and says that a transfer is: “a long, long way away”.
Also Wenger has no problem with playing Nasri in the game against Udinese this week, saying: “What is important to us is to qualify”.
In the Liverpool game it was clear that Nasri provides the creativity in midfield that Arsenal need to unlock defences. While Ramsey and Wilshere are capable of doing so it’s unfair to place such a burden on even younger players.
All sides will hope that the transfer is resolves soon, whichever way it goes. Arsenal need to be able to bring in a replacement as soon as possible if they don’t want to be left short in midfield.