21 Aug '11, 10am
Wenger has said Nasri's transfer is political read this tells all about why Nasri agent is so anti Wenger
From the outside, the saga of Samir Nasri’s on-off transfer saga at Arsenal reads like a parable of modern-day football: young player is signed by a Premier League club, improves to become a regular for club and country, then refuses to sign a new deal and receives a huge offer from a rival club, leaving the team that helped develop him in the lurch. In truth, though, it’s much more complicated than that, and that’s because some of the men involved in this story fell out during France’s biggest ever football scandal nearly 20 years ago. Nasri’s agent is Jean-Pierre Bernes, who was assistant to ex-Marseille president Bernard Tapie when the club was found guilty of match-fixing a league game in May 1993. At the time, Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger was Monaco boss and he has since spoken of his conviction that Tapie’s methods at Marseille prevented Monaco from winning at least t...