Samir Nasri Should Know Better
Long gone are the days when slipping on a club shirt and putting your blood, sweat and tears into a match was the ultimate dream of every professional footballer, and for a good number of non-professional players too! The biggest figures in modern football always seem to be in the papers for the wrong reasons. The common factor? Money! Yes, we’re talking about the fact that footballers are after money and are now playing the ‘beautiful game’ for the cash and not the glory.
Coming into our beloved club Arsenal, where it hurts to see our best players go because of their greed! Players who want to leave Arsenal, never learn their lesson from previous players! Alexander Hleb was an excellent player at Arsenal. He was in a different class of his own and was on top form. Then, he popped out when Barcelona came knocking for his services! Now where is this gentleman? If I may ask. He can’t even get a starting place at a relegated Birmingham City.
Another of such is a certain Emmanuel Adebayor who went to Manchester City and couldn’t manage to retain the form he had when he was at Arsenal. Mathieu Flamini, was in the French squad at his time in Arsenal. He was a promising and talented midfielder, a power house back then, but lost it all at AC Milan.
Coming over to Samir Nasri wanting to leave Arsenal, I doubt that he has learned any lesson from past Arsenal players. Yes, class is permanent, but also know that form is temporary. I am still yet to see a player with the class and ability of the great Brazilian, Ronaldinho, this guy was termed as “The Unmistakable” in FIFA ’08, but lost all that form by the time he joined AC Milan and now he is nowhere to be found in the present world of football. Samir Nasri should take note that this is a two times world player of the year. Ricardo Kaka is another player that left for the big bucks to Real Madrid after getting the world footballer of the year in 2007, but failed to beat the young Ozil for a starting place.
So Nasri, the choice is yours to make!
Written by Yusuf Bello
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