Saturday, May 15, 2010

Nasri: five Arsenal stars refuse to speak to Gallas

Samir Nasri, who is one of Arsene Wenger's French import has revealed that five Arsenal stars refuse to speak to William Gallas. But the midfielder quickly added that it doesn't affect the team's performance or results for that matter.

William Gallas might leave for France today on a sour note for his much touted transfer to PSG if he rejects the club's offer of a new contract (£80,000 one-year deal).

The ex Gunner's requirements were termed "extravagant" by the chairman Peter Hill-wood prompting suggestions his match against Barcelona (seven weeks ago) might be his last for Arsenal.

The North London outfit might face something similar to an exodus this summer - Arsene Wenger confirmed earlier that he won't be renewing the contracts of Philippe Senderos and Mikael Sylvestre when their agreement officially expires this summer.
Wenger might have other causes for concern as majority of his regular first team players have been linked with a move away from the club.

Samir Nasri, maintained that his altercation with William Gallas is buried immediately they don the colours of Arsenal, and their hostilities resume outside the Emirates.

I don't communicate with him, but I'm not the only one at Arsenal who doesn't have any communications with him. We are four or five, but that doesn't stop us fighting for each other on the pitch.
You don't get 11 friends in a football team, there are people who have affinities and who get on but on the pitch we fight for the same cause.

Nasri, criticised in Gallas' autobiography for not giving up his seat to Thierry Henry at the Euro 2008, isn't the only one who complains about the centre-back's intimidation. Explaining the incident the 22-year-old said:

"Thierry was absent with a back injury and I sat in his seat on the French bus.
When he came back he said "can you get up?" But he said it in a certain way.
So to wind him up I answered "well, respect works both ways."
He then asked if I could stand up, I did and we laughed about it and watched a DVD together.
That doesn't explain our Euro 2008 fiasco.