by Lewis Ambrose

According to Football Insider Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger has rejected Samir Nasri after the midfielder asked him for an Emirates Stadium return.

Nasri left Arsenal, and Wenger, back in 2011 and has won twi Premier League titles during his time in Manchester.

The departure was unceremonious, with fans left feeling betrayed and let down by a player who was found and developed by Wenger. The midfielder left for around £19M but last season was a difficult one for him, as he only managed to play 90 minutes on five occasions last season.

Nasty recently revealed to FourFourTwo that he still speaks to the Arsenal manager, who he still considers to be the best he has worked under.

“I’m close to Arsene Wenger, I’ve always said he is my football father, and I wouldn’t just say that.

“He did a lot for me; he made me the player I am and is someone who’s been really important for my career. So I have a good relationship with him, he is someone I will always respect because he deserves it.

“For me, he’s been the best manager I ever had in my career, so I have a lot of respect for him.”

I agree, Samir, he is the best manager you worked with. The problem is you threw that away four years ago.

Wenger won’t now go back for a 28 year-old who walked out on the club, and Nasri’s chance of success at Arsenal has long gone.

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