Samir Nasri Asks To Be Left out of Arsenal vs Udinese To Move to Manchester City

Adrian Agius@@agius2nvAnalyst IAugust 23, 2011

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20:  Samir Nasri of Arsenal looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on August 20, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Samir Nasri of Arsenal looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on August 20, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

After playing for Arsenal in their weekend clash against Liverpool in the English Premier League, it seemed as though Samir Nasri was ready to set up shop at the Emirates for another season. However, just days after the 2-0 loss, the Frenchmen wants out, and wants out this transfer window.

According to a report by Goal.com, Nasri has requested that he be left out of the Arsenal squad to face Udinese to instead try to secure a move away form the Gunners. It is reported that Nasri wants out, and Manchester City is the likely destination. With the departure of Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona, the loss of Nasri would prove to be a massive blow for Arsenal's title contentions or hope for a top-four finish.

With just one year left on his contract at Arsenal, the Gunners would be forced to let their French superstar leave on a free deal if he was not to resign this transfer window. A sale now would surely prompt a fee of above €20 million, that of which Arsenal could combine with the staggering €29 million for Fabregas to try to secure the services of a few big name players.

The exclusion out of the Champions League qualifying clash would also prevent Nasri from being cup tied, meaning that he would be able to play for a new club in Europe this very season.

Arsenal go into their clash with Udinese with a one-goal advantage. The absence of Nasri would harm their chances, but he did not feature in their first leg victory.

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