Manchester City’s Samir Nasri has taken to social media to vent his fury over reports suggesting he asked for a return to Arsenal.
In reports cited in the Daily Mail, the former France international allegedly spoke with Arsene Wenger over the possibility of returning to north London this summer following a season of limited playing time under Manuel Pellegrini.
According to the report, however, Nasri was informed by his former manager that he is not required at the Emirates, as there is a plethora of creative talent already at the club.
Since the claims emerged, the 28-year-old has taken to Twitter to state his annoyance with the ‘silly’ rumours, insisting that he is happy in Manchester:
Never asked anyone to comeback!! Really happy where i am right now so stop with your silly story
— Samir Nasri Official (@SamNasri19) July 4, 2015
The France international spent three seasons at the Emirates before enjoying a superb 2010-11 campaign, and moving to the Etihad Stadium in a £22.2m deal, which saw his wages double to £185,000 per-week, the Sunday Times reported.
Nasri failed to claim any silverware during his Arsenal career; however, his fortunes have greatly differed with the Citizens, as he has won two Premier League titles, the League Cup and the Community Shield in his four campaigns with the club so far.
Nonetheless, while a regular in his first three seasons with the Sky Blues, the former Marseille star made just 18 Premier League starts in comparison to the 29 in the previous campaign, which may have brought his future under question.
However, with James Milner departing to Liverpool on a free transfer last month [via BBC Sport], Nasri may now prove crucial in Manuel Pellegrini’s first-team plans.
While Nasri may not be coming to the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal do look likely to bring some new midfield talent to the club over the coming weeks; both William Carvalho [Metro] and Morgan Schneiderlin [Express] have been linked heavily with a switch to North London.