The 28-year-old ace was quick to deny claims that he approached Arsene Wenger in order to move back to the Emirates Stadium...
Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri refuted claims that he is eyeing a return to Arsenal this summer via his Twitter account.
In a very informal and succinct fashion, the Sky Blues‘ £25m-acquisition reiterated his affection for the 2014 Premier League champions and distanced himself further from the 2015 F.A Cup winners. He tweeted: “Never asked anyone to comeback!! Really happy where i am right now so stop with your silly story.”
The 28-year-old midfielder has had an lacklustre 2014/15 campaign, one which on a personal level was injury-plagued and, on a collective standpoint, ended up being trophyless. In truth, physical fragility and lack of silverware are usually the only ingredients needed to fuel transfer speculation, hence these persistent links to Arsenal.
The rumour saying that Nasri enquired about a potential transfer to the Emirates Stadium emanated from FootballInsider.co.uk. According to the sensationalist website, the former Marseille starlet prefers the hectic atmosphere of London to Manchester. Yet, according to reports, Wenger swiftly declined the offer to reintegrate him in his playmaker-laden squad.
However, the veracity of those rumours are pretty questionable. Why would Nasri eye a comeback to his old stomping ground, considering that, since his transfer to the Etihad in 2011, the Frenchman has become pretty much a persona non grata in North London?
In truth, the Arsenal faithful feel rancorous towards their former star for departing the club in a relatively ungrateful fashion – and it is fair to say that the player himself has done little to quell the antipathy towards him.
Therefore, we can safely assume that Nasri coming back to the Emirates Stadium this summer is as feasible as Greece paying off its abyssal debt before the end of this calendar year.