Written by Dill Pickle

This is far better than the Ref Cam, I can tell you that. In this video we’re actually seeing soccer through the eyes of people we’d like to be.

Manchester City players Joe Hart, Samir Nasri and Carlos Tevez give us a glimpse of training through their eyes in this Man City POV training video. Too bad this was limited to the field. I’m more interested in leaving training, riding home in the Bentley, entering the mansion, getting dressed up and making it rain at some exclusive club.

We’ll have to save that for another video, I guess.

 

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You didn’t hear this from me, but word on the street is that France’s Samir Nasri nearly came to blows with a reporter following his team’s Euro quarterfinal loss to Spain.

According to the Dirty Tackle, here’s how the exchange went down (includes 91st Minute edits)

Nasri: ‘You’re always writing (bad) stories about us.

Reporter: Well get lost, then!

Nasri: You tell me to get lost? Come and we’ll sort it out over there.

Reporter: That’s it …

Nasri: (bleep), (bleep), (BLEEP!) (BLEEPITY-BLEEP!), (BLEEP to the BLEEP!), (BLEEPS always BLEEPIN in my BLEEP!) … (BLEEP!!!)

So yeah, it’s too bad France has been eliminated. Things were just getting good.

 

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Samir Nasri will meet his new Manchester City teammates tomorrow for his first day of practice at Carrington. City manager Roberto Mancini will assess Nasri’s fitness. And if he gets the thumbs up, Nasri could make his City debut against Arsenal’s closest rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

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Nasri headed to Man City

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Arsenal have agreed terms with Manchester City over the transfer of midfielder Samir Nasri and he is set to undergo a medical at the club on Tuesday afternoon. Nasri had asked to be left out of the squad to face Udinese in the Champions League play-offs as talk of a £25 million move increased and now the Gunners have revealed that a deal is almost done.

A statement read:

”Arsenal can confirm that they have agreed terms for Samir Nasri to move to Manchester City. The 24-year-old midfielder, who has spent three years with the Gunners, has been omitted from Arsenal’s squad which flies to Udinese this afternoon and instead will travel north for a medical. The move will be subject to Nasri passing a medical and formal registration processes.”

Arsene Wenger said:

“The summer was very difficult because we had Cesc Fabregas and Nasri on permanent transfer negotiations and that is draining in the end. We lost two great players and that’s a sad side of the story but at some stage it has to be over, because you want to focus on the future. The decision had a logic but it is of course, as well, a business interest. But, overall, what you want is that you have players who do not play and think they go the next morning. It’s not ideal as well. So you want players who are completely committed to the long-term, to defend our chances. We wanted to sort all these cases out very early after the summer, but it wasn’t possible. And the pace is not only dictated by us, unfortunately.”

Nasri, who signed for Arsenal in the summer of 2008 from Marseille for a fee of £15.8 million, had previously rejected a new £90,000-a-week contract to stay at the club and only had one year left on his current deal.

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Roberto Mancini has warned Arsenal and Samir Nasri that it will be a “big problem” if the France international plays against Udinese this week.

Nasri is believed to be on the verge of a £25 million move to Manchester City, a transfer that will ensure Arsenal do not lose the midfielder for nothing in 12 months’ time. However, Mancini had hoped to sign Nasri by the end of the weekend, only for the deal to be delayed by the reported demands of the player’s agent.

As a result, Arsene Wenger started Nasri in the weekend loss to Liverpool, and he claims he is not worried about picking him again for Wednesday’s Champions League qualifier in Italy. Should Nasri feature at all during the 90 minutes, he would become ineligible for City’s European campaign this season. Mancini remains convinced the deal can be tied up imminently, but he did warn Arsenal and Nasri to seriously consider the consequences of playing in Udinese.

“I think we can close in the next two days, but if he plays in the Champions League, it will be a big problem,” Mancini said. “It’s a big problem because we have followed Nasri for 40 days and I have hoped it [would be completed] in two days or in three days. I am sure we can close this in 24 or 48 hours, but I don’t know why it hasn’t been closed.”

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Arsenal’s wantaway midfielder Samir Nasri has used Twitter to deny earlier comments posted on a Facebook account suggesting he was set to leave the Gunners on less than amicable terms.

Nasri has been pursued by Manchester City throughout the current transfer window, and with contract extension talks at Arsenal long since stalling, the 24-year-old still appears set to leave the Emirates. Arsene Wenger had hoped the club could hold on to Nasri, but recently admitted the Gunners were not in a strong position to retain his services.

The quotes attributed to Nasri were in relation to what he earlier described as “disrespectful” chants aimed at him by fans during Arsenal’s Premier League opener against Newcastle – despite the France international not appearing on the pitch.

“I was very disappointed by the supporters last weekend,” the message read. “I am still an Arsenal player but I will certainly leave very soon. It’s nearly done. But I will leave with bitterness and anger in my heart.”

To which the Frenchman later replied via Twitter:

“Just to make things clear i dont have a facebook so i never said i was leaving with bitterness the guy who said that use a fake account.”

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Arsenal have included Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri in their squad for the Champions League playoff matches against Udinese.

Arsenal are scheduled to host the first leg at the Emirates on August 16, and will play the return in Italy on August 24, although Nasri is suspended for the first after the fallout from the club’s defeat to Barcelona last season.

However, if either player takes any part in these games they will not be eligible for the rest of the competition and could squash potential moves to Barcelona and Manchester City respectively.

UEFA requires clubs in the playoffs to submit their “A” list of 25 eligible players by Monday. Clubs can also select younger homegrown players from a “B” list.

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Manchester City believe they have captured Arsenal playmaker Samir Nasri for £19million.The deal is close to completion and will represent a significant victory for City with both Manchester United and Chelsea also keen on landing the Frenchman.The fact that City are grabbing Nasri just 24 hours after Carlos Tevez told Sportsmail of his wish to leave the club is also seen as an important moment for a club who will play in the Champions League for the first time this season.

After the signing of Gael Clichy for £7m earlier this week, the Nasri move represents another serious loss for Arsenal to one of their Barclays Premier League rivals. City are also tracking a frontline replacement for Tevez and expect another transfer powerplay by owner Sheik Mansour within the next week.

City have dug their heels in over Tevez’s Eastlands future and insist he will not be allowed to leave for less than £50m. The club’s unhappy skipper was hoping for a swift resolution to his demand for a move after issuing a statement that he wanted to switch to a country where his family, including his two daughters, would be happy to settle. But City are in no mood to relent over a valuation that looks like dashing his hopes of a move to Real Madrid in Spain or Juventus or Inter Milan in Italy and forcing him to stay against his wishes.

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Samir Nasri has put pressure on Arsene Wenger to bolster the Arsenal squad by hinting that he will leave the club if they are not challenging on several fronts next season. Nasri’s contract expires in 12 months, and there is no sign of the France international putting pen to paper on fresh terms – despite Wenger’s desire for him to stay. Chelsea and Manchester United are said to be monitoring the situation, with one eye on poaching the 24-year-old from their rivals.

The Gunners boss also faces the prospect of losing Gael Clichy, who has been heavily linked with Manchester City, as well as skipper Cesc Fabregas, a target for boyhood club Barcelona.

And although Wenger promised to be highly active in the transfer market this summer, he is yet to make a significant purchase, leading to suggestions of disillusionment within the Arsenal squad.

“Money has never been my motivation,” Nasri said in the News of the World. “I have always taken decisions from a football point of view. I don’t want to sign for a club where I wouldn’t be playing the football that I like, where I wouldn’t feel happy, just for the sake of money. We already earn huge wages. The priority is to make a big career and to win titles. This is more important than everything else. I know the value and the meaning of money. You have to be able to evolve with a new way of living, keeping respect to my values. Family, friends, a good agent, it all helps you not to get carried away. With no titles under your belt, you can’t be in the list for the Ballon D’Or. I came to England to get trophies because I haven’t won anything in my career, apart from an Under-17 European Championship in 2004. We all need to get out of our comfort zone, to grow up and test ourselves. Even without winning trophies, I think I have grown up. I am hungry for titles. I play football because I love this sport and want to feel the emotion of winning. Lifting a trophy all together, this is the beauty and sense of team sports.”

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