Manchester City Officially Announce Signing Of Samir Nasri

After being left out of Arsenal's trip to Fruili to face Udinese, it seemed apparent that the midfielder's sale was imminent. That speculation has turned into reality, as Arsenal have agreed to sell him to Manchester City.

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Samir Nasri Introduced As A Manchester City Player

The lengthy Samir Nasri transfer saga is finally over. After months of speculation that the creative midfielder with only one year remaining on his contract would leave Arsenal, he's finally been announced as a Manchester City player via the club's official website. Nasri, a 24-year-old French international, will wear the No. 19 shirt for the Citizens.

According to various reports, the transfer fee is believed to be in the neighborhood of £24 million. Nasri will also get a significant raise over his previous wages at Arsenal and may come close to doubling his previous salary.

Thanks to Nasri's arrival at Eastlands, it's likely that Englishmen Adam Johnson and James Milner are going to struggle to find regular time in the starting lineup when both Nasri and his fellow creative wide player/attacking midfielder David Silva are healthy. City's depth was already fantastic, but the addition of Nasri makes it absolutely astonishing.

For more on Nasri's signing and how he fits in with the Citizens, check out SB Nation's Manchester City blog Bitter And Blue.

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Samir Nasri Headed To Manchester City After Arsenal Agree To Transfer Fee

According to a report by The Guardian, Arsenal FC have agreed to terms with Manchester City over the transfer of Samir Nasri. Nasri's move to City has been rumored for a number of weeks, causing a bit of controversy when Nasri started for Arsenal against Liverpool on the weekend when he was on the verge of being sold. The writing was on the wall when Arsene Wenger left Nasri out of Arsenal's trip to Udine to face Udinese in the UEFA Champions League, and the assumptions the media made as a result of that development have been proven true.

Nasri will now travel to Manchester to undergo a medical and attempt to agree to personal terms with City, both of which are expected to be formalities. Though it's technically tampering, it would be hard to believe that Nasri's agent has had absolutely no contact with representatives at City over a potential contract.

For more on the Nasri transfer and the teams involved, check our our Arsenal blog The Short Fuse and Manchester City blog Bitter And Blue.

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