Wenger unimpressed by Mancini

Published Add your comment

Football News

Arsene Wenger has criticised Roberto Mancini's public pursuit of Samir Nasri.

The Arsenal boss has been angered by his Manchester City counterpart's admission that he is hopeful of signing the French playmaker in the next fortnight. Arsenal are desperate to retain Nasri's services in the light of interest from City and Manchester United even though he is in the last year of his contract and could leave on a free next summer.

Wenger selected Nasri for the draw with Hangzhou Greentown and afterwards told Sky Sports: "These comments are not allowed, it is against the basic rules of football and Roberto Mancini should be informed."

He added: "I don't spend my time on what other people say. We are focused on playing our football.

"What we want is respect. We will not comment on any players at other clubs. It is time football in England came back to these basic rules."

Asked about his move for Nasri earlier on Saturday, Mancini said: "I don't know in this moment, I don't know the situation but for Nasri it is difficult.

"I hope that we can buy because we need other players, and I hope that this player can arrive before the end of the month."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Manchester City
Premier League
Manchester United
Samir Nasri

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again