Arsenal agree to sell Nasri to City
Arsenal have confirmed they have agreed to sell playmaker Samir Nasri to Manchester City.
In a statement on their official website, the Gunners stated: "Arsenal can confirm that they have agreed terms for Samir Nasri to move to Manchester City. The move will be subject to Nasri passing a medical and formal registration processes."
The 24-year-old, who featured in Arsenal's weekend home loss to Liverpool, had been angling for the move for weeks, after big-spending City dangled a significant wage rise and the Londoners reluctantly agreed to do business as he is out of contract at the end of the season.
Arsenal allowed Nasri to travel to Manchester for a medical, meaning he will not feature in the Gunners' crucial UEFA Champions League play-off second leg at Udinese tomorrow.
Nasri spent three years with Arsenal after joining from Marseille. His departure is a further blow for Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger, who has already lost captain Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona and who now has to deal with a number of injuries and suspensions.
Wenger also faces a two-match touchline ban from UEFA after he was charged with breaking the terms of a one-match ban during the first leg against Udinese.
And the Frenchman is also under pressure in the league, where two matches have brought one point and zero goals to date after the Liverpool loss followed an opening draw with Newcastle United.