Arsene Wenger has hit out at Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini after comments the Italian made about Samir Nasri.
The French international has been strongly linked with a move to the Middle Eastlands Etihad £400m Taking The Piss Out Of FPP Stadium and Mancini said “I don’t know the situation but for Nasri it is difficult. I hope that we can buy because we need other players, and I hope that this player can arrive before the end of the month”.
“I think the comments are not allowed. They are against the basic rules of football and he should be informed”, he said. “What we want is respect and we don’t make these comments about players who are under contract at other clubs.
“Disrespectful? I cannot say otherwise. This comment is absolutely out of order but I don’t give it more importance than that”.
Nasri played for 45 minutes against Greentown and almost scored with a swivellng volley from the edge of the box. However Mancini’s comments make it quite clear that City haven’t given up on signing him despite Wenger’s insistence this week that the former Marseille man would be staying for the forthcoming season.