Arsenal fans may no longer be a huge fan of Samir Nasri, but they would have to have agree that his girlfriend, Anara Atanas, is one of football's most beautiful girlfriends. She isn't new to the footballers' scene, having reportedly already dated the likes of Freddie Ljungberg, Darren Bent, Kieran Richardson and Jermaine Pennant.
@danny1512boy no comment... LOL pic.twitter.com/PRTw9NuF6M Benoit Assou-Ekotto (@AssouEkotto) July 4, 2013 Spurs left-back Benoit Assou Ekotto got his own back on an internet troll with some trolling of his own. The Arsenal fan, Daniel Stevenson, contacted Assou Ekotto on Twitter to serve up some banter that was on par with his grammar.
Liverpool have tabled a €15m (£12.8m) bid for Arsenal target Clement Grenier, according to the Mirror. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger confirmed his interest in the 22-year-old earlier this week and compared his style of play to that of former Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri. However, it appears Liverpool may have jumped to the head of the queue with the Mirror claiming that the Merseysiders have made a €15m (£12.
In the 52nd minute at St. James' Park, the inevitable happened. Arsenal scored. Not many would have banked on the rejuvenated Laurent Koscielny to break the deadlock in such a fine fashion, putting his team firmly in the driving seat after a well taken half-volley, but it was no surprise to see another Wenger team heading for the Champions League (with the qualification round in their path) for the umpteenth time in a row (16 to be exact).
How Arsenal can become more Barcelona-like - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal came face-to-face with Barcelona in the final of the 2005-06 Champions League, but despite being beaten by the Spanish giants, they held their own and were good value for their place at Europe's top table.
Some very interesting comments from Samir Nasri about his transfer to Man City in 2011. Ignoring Nasri's ridiculous claim the deal was not about the money, when we all know that was what is was all about, his comments about it from Arsenal's perspective are interesting.
If you remember Nasri was going into the last year of his contract at Arsenal, and had basically said he was not going to sign a new deal with the Gunners.
Manchester United will be walking into a cauldron of noise when they enter Donbass Arena for their UEFA Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk today. Donetsk has never lost at home to an English team in the Champions League and their manager, Mircea Lucescu, has already started the mind games with Manchester United.
Group play continues this week in the UEFA Champions League. There are a bunch of great matchups, but Manchester City versus Bayern Munich is arguably the best. City have had their customary up and down start to this season, while Bayern have been exceptional under new manager Pep Guardiola. They meet Wednesday in what is sure to be an exciting contest.
Samir Nasri has been in top form for Manchester City in recent weeks since he has been granted the chance to stake a new claim to the first team due to an unfortunate injury to David Silva. While the Spaniard has been gone, former Arsenal man Nasri has been doing more than just filling his boots as the French international is flying high.
[Photo]: Arsenal's Frimpong trolls ex-Gunners Nasri and Song with FIFA 14 Bench Edition - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Emmanuel Frimpong has some sense of humour. Or is he just too smart or too dull to call himself a clown?
The Arsenal midfielder, whose promising career has gone downhill , having made only six appearances for the Gunners, showed the temerity to troll ex-Arsenal players, Samir Nasri and Alex Song on Instagram.
Manchester City attacker Samir Nasri believes he is ready to make good on his second chance with the French national squad after the 26-year-old had been left out of the side following a controversy with journalists after France's exit from the 2012 European Championships. The 26-year-old had been handed a three-match ban from the national squad following comments to the media, but has been recalled for the club's World Cup Qualifiers against Georgia and Belarus.
Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri says he's interested in playing for a Major League Soccer team after he leaves Manchester City, and before he finishes his playing career at Olympique Marseille (OM), the club where he began his professional career.
Quoted in L'Equipe newspaper, Nasri said:
"Clearly, economic reality stops me from thinking about playing at OM right now.
Former Arsenal attacker Samir Nasri has praised new Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini for his approach with the club and the players following the Chilean's arrival at the club. Nasri claims he is very happy with life at Manchester City and believes that the Chilean boss is different from other managers in the way he approaches the game and how he handles his work.
Like his fellow Premiership colleague Luis Suarez, Man City's Samir Nasri isn't exactly one of the most loved men in football. With a persona compared to that of a spoilt child, Nasri dislikes talking to the press or giving interviews, unless he is feeling particularly Zen or in a Summery mood, which would be now.
You can't read too much into preseason matches especially this early in training. But Manchester City's two loses in South Africa this week were more alarming for the lack of cutting edge in attack and industry from attacking players than the results themselves.
Edin Dzeko, the club's leading scorer last season, looked well off the pace as the Blues were shown up by Alex Nimely, a 22 year-old Manchester City Academy product whose last Premier League appearance for the club was in the 2009-2010 season.
Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has revealed the reasons as to why he chose Manchester City over Manchester United when he left Arsenal. The French midfielder is currently conducting a live question and answer session on Manchester City's official website and on Twitter, and as part of that he revealed that United were indeed in the running for his signature in 2011.
The calm and perpetually pensive Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that he is leaving Malaga at the end of the season. Sure, half the Spanish broadsheets had been chanting "Manchester City!" since the start of the year, but Pellegrini's own statements about his departure and own objectives for next season hardly correlates with a team like City.
Samir Nasri has talked up Manuel Pellgrini's prospects of success at Manchester City while suggesting former boss Roberto Mancini was unable to get to grips with different personalities in the City dressing room. The France international was full of praise for the man widely expected to become his new manager.
Samir Nasri of Manchester City (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Manchester City football development executive Patrick Vieira wants midfielder Samir Nasri to stay with the club next season despite what has been considered within the club a disappointing season.The last silver lining left for City is their FA Cup final against Wigan Athletic, which is a small consolation regardless.
Facing a troubled relegation embattled Wigan Athletic in the table (17th place) , Manchester City have no real chance at the title, nor have they for some time, and they will be looking now to secure second place. This game was scheduled to be played March, but was postponed due to other competitive duties of Manchester City.
Samir Nasri was named man of the match in Man City's 4-0 win against Newcastle on Saturday. It was only the third Premier League start of 2013 for a player who has been one of the many wobbly floats in City's parade of disappointment this season and after the match, manager Roberto Mancini expressed his frustration with him.
The Manchester Derby has become a goal-scoring spectacle in recent seasons. Score lines with at least five goals seem common now when the blue and red sides of Manchester clash and Sunday's fixture at the Etihad was no exception.
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Manchester City jumped out to an early lead and made things even worse for United when they grabbed a second before the half.
The two sides of Manchester come to blows this afternoon at the Etihad Stadium in an early season derby that will see either side with the potential to move back into the top four or for them to share the spoils and remain just above tenth in the league.
With two wins, one draw and a loss to each of their names both sides will be looking to improve on their early season form and continue to push back to the top.
Welcome to Offbeat Wednesday, your weekly Gossip special! This week, read about Xavi's upcoming nuptials, Juventus coach Antonio Conte's wedding, Xabi Alonso's Family Day Out, Mario Balotelli's engagement and Samir Nasri's holiday. Go on, then!
Finishing a distant second to Man United in the Premier League last season has prompted Man City to get back to their big spending ways and their latest acquisition is 28-year-old Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho. According to Shakhtar Donetsk's official website, City ponied up €40 million for the man with just five caps for Brazil (four in 2011, one in 2012).
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