Manchester City Agree to Terms with Arsenal's Samir Nasri

Adrian Agius@@agius2nvAnalyst IAugust 23, 2011

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - AUGUST 23:  Samir Nasri of Arsenal arrives for a training session ahead of their UEFA Champions League Qualifying second leg match against Udinese at London Colney on August 23, 2011 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - AUGUST 23: Samir Nasri of Arsenal arrives for a training session ahead of their UEFA Champions League Qualifying second leg match against Udinese at London Colney on August 23, 2011 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

With what is set to be the third major blow for Arsenal this transfer window, Samir Nasri is set to leave the Emirates for Etihad in a move which would see him join Manchester City.

Nasri, for a long time now, has been in the spotlight about a possible move away from the club. However, after making an appearance for Arsenal against Liverpool, it seemed as though Nasri was going to stay put at Arsenal. But how things have changed.

According to ESPN, Arsenal have agreed to terms with Manchester City over the transfer of Nasri. In turn, he is expected to undergo a medical at the club on Tuesday afternoon, before signing off on a contract which is sett to see him earn in excess of his current £90,000-a-week wage.

Seeing as though Nasri's contract is set to expire with the Gunners at the end of next year, the reported £25 million being offered for the player's services would certainly not go astray. The question is, however, will Arsene Wenger spend the money?

A statement released by Arsenal reads, "Arsenal can confirm that they have agreed to terms for Samir Nasri to move to Manchester City. The 24-year-old midfielder, who has spent three years with the Gunners, has been omitted from Arsenal's squad which flies to Udinese this afternoon and instead will travel north for a medical. The move will be subject to Nasri passing a medical and formal registration processes.''

Arsenal is most definitely in a dire situation at the moment. With their performances already not reflecting those of a top-four side, the loss of Nasri will prove to be a huge blow. Arsene Wenger will need to spend up big this transfer window if his side wants any chance of qualifying for Europe or contesting the title.

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