Eastlands side in advanced talks to secure want-away Emirates midfielder.
Manchester City are close to agreeing a deal to sign Samir Nasri from Arsenal.
The transfer could be finalised in the next 24 hours, with City paying Arsenal a reported £25m.
Nasri, who joined the Gunners from Marseille in 2008, is into the final 12 months of his contract and has rejected a new deal at the Emirates Stadium.
The France midfielder, 24, would become the second high-profile departure from Arsenal this week after Cesc Fabregas joined Barcelona on Monday.
Nasri used social networking site Twitter to congratulate Fabregas on his move and criticise Gunners fans who directed an abusive chant towards him during Saturdays 1-1 draw at Newcastle.
“I heard what the fans were singing about me on saturday and it is really disrespectful because i’m still a arsenal player”, he wrote.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
It’s a little bit rich for Samir Nasri to complain about the treatment he received by Arsenal fans who may well feel that the Frenchman is showing the club no loyalty whatsoever. The 24 year old is steadfastly refusing to sign a new contract, forcing Arsenal to opt between losing the former Marseille man for nothing in 12 months or cashing in on a player who is clearly not happy at the club.
Arsene Wenger clearly feels that keeping Nasri will be in many ways a self defeating exercise but one would wonder if perhaps the Gunners boss wouldn’t be better off trying to sell the talented attacking midfielder abroad rather than once again assisting a major rival by handing them another of his quality players. The Arsenal manager has sold Man City Gael Clichy, Emmanuel Adebayor and Kolo Toure in the last two years.
Arsenal have already lost Cesc Fabregas and the aforementioned Clichy and the loss of another first team player so near to the closing of the transfer window will leave the club’s supporters wondering why this entire episode was dealt with in such a ramshackle manner.
Wenger is reportedly closing in on a number of targets but thus far this summer has only managed to bring in two teenagers, Carl Jenkinson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and striker Gervinho, who was sent off in his first competitive match for the club.