With the official confirmation on Saturday that Alexandr Hleb will be leaving Arsenal and the almost official confirmation on Sunday that Samir Nasri will be joining the club, it’s been quite an interesting weekend for Arsenal supporters.
I could go on and on about how much I think Hleb’s agent has acted like a twat over this whole saga or how disappointed I am that the Belarussian has left the club for such a trivial reason as ‘needing a change of scene’, but if that is his attitude then I’d rather he go then stay. I think he had an excellent season just gone for Arsenal but as so many people have pointed out he just has not posed enough of a goal threat to be considered a success in his three years at the club, a shame for such a talented player.
I had previously hoped that Nasri would be brought in as an extra option to rotate with Hleb in the hole but with the Belarussian’s exit it seems the Frenchman may be set for an even bigger role. With Wenger stating that he expects the deal to be done before the start of Euro 2008 there will doubtless be many Arsenal supporters keeping an eye on how Nasri performs for France during the tournament. It will be interesting to see how he fairs.
For those that can’t wait that long I’ve included a nice compilation video of Nasri in action.
Anyway, that’s about that. I’ll have more on Hleb leaving or Nasri joining when it is made 100% official but in the meantime I’d love to hear your thoughts on either issue. As always you can do so by leaving a comment.
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