Arsenal Admit Player Exit Fears
June 10, 2011
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North London side Arsenal seem to be getting a little worried about the prospect of two of their players looking to exit the club this summer due to interest from other clubs and contracts that only have 12 months remaining on them.
Midfielder Samir Nasri and left sided defender Gael Clichy have become players in demand following interest from Manchester United and Liverpool and it seems that the Premier League club believe that they could have issues trying to retain the two French internationals due to a lack of silverware.
According to football news sources, Arsenal are more concerned about the possible exit of Manchester United target Samir Nasri as they look to try to negotiate a new contract with the midfielder but with Sir Alex Ferguson openly chasing the player’s signature, you can only consider that Nasri will be looking for movement on the Lancashire club’s interest in a bid to try to win trophies with another club following Arsenal’s failing to be able to do so.
Arsenal are thought the want to try whatever they can to keep hold of the French international but with 12 months remaining on his contract, the power seems to be in the hands of the player, who should he not accept new contract negotiations would be allowed to leave the club on a free transfer in 12 months time, meaning that Arsenal would not get anything in return for his loss.
The situation is not one in which the London club will want to be in and speculation is pushing towards Arsenal looking to place a large asking price on the midfielder in a bid to scare them away from their asset.
Meanwhile, thoughts are that should Liverpool be willing to make their offer for Gael Clichy around £6.5 million, Arsenal would allow the player to leave as they look to re-create their defensive line up.