Samir Nasri says Arsenal were the best team last season even though they finished the season 4th and without a trophy for the sixth season.
Speaking to the Arsenal Magazine, Nasri said “We had everything to be champions, but if you look at it, every time we played to go top of the league, we never did. In terms of talent, I feel we had the best squad of the whole league. We played the best football. We were the best team, even if Manchester United had a good season too”.
The Frenchman put Arsenal’s now almost traditional end of season collapse down to making mistakes out of a desire to win but says new additions could bring the good times back.
“As a team, we all realise now what we need to do to win a trophy. We have improved so much. If the boss adds some good players, I really believes a trophy will be won”.
Nasri also spoke about his contract situation but stopped short of making any assurances about his future, saying “There is not much to say apart from don’t listen to all the rumours and everything that is written or said. Earlier in the season I spoke with the boss and we said we would talk during the summer, which is what we are going to do.”
Arseblog News is aware that Nasri has been offered a number of lucrative contract extensions over the last 6 months but none of these have been deemed acceptable to either the player or his agent. However, Nasri’s representative spoke earlier in the week about imminent talks with Arsenal.
With just 12 months left on his contract Nasri could move on a Bosman next summer, a situation the club are not willing to face. A deadline of July 1st has been set – if Nasri fails to agree new terms by then he will be made available for transfer so Arsenal do not lose a valuable asset for free.