Desire for ‘healthy finances’ halting Arsenal success – Nasri

Date published: Tuesday 10th January 2017 10:27 - Joe Williams

Samir Nasri has suggested that the Arsenal hierarchy care too much about “healthy finances” to fund a title-winning recruitment drive.

The Gunners have only won two cups and no Premier League titles since Nasri departed the club in 2011 and the Frenchman is struggling to understand why Arsene Wenger’s men haven’t performed better.

But Nasri, who is currently on loan at Sevilla after falling out of favour at Manchester City, does think the club’s recruitment is one of the reasons why they aren’t consistently winning trophies.

“I do not know. I do not know why they aren’t challenging,” Nasri told French magazine Onze Mondial.

“We must also take into account the fact that when I was in Arsenal, we did not fight on equal terms with Chelsea or Manchester United.

“Arsenal made the choice to move to the Emirates Stadium, so there was the stadium to pay for.

“The bosses of the club have always wanted to have healthy finances, they never wanted to go into debt.

“So they obviously did not recruit like the others.

“Since I left, they have won two Cups. They are trophies and all trophies are good to take.”


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