note: this started as an actual attempt at an article but when I saw words here and there rhyming, I adapted it into a poem (semi-inspired by Gunnerblog’s remix of Eminem’s Stan). Don’t worry, it won’t happen again.
Dear Mr. Nasri,
I remember you saying it wasn’t about the money,
well looking back that, it all seems rather funny,
while your outstanding talent is really undeniable,
it would seem the contract Arsene offered wasn’t really viable,
I admire your salary increase, I really do,
even though I detest that you’re switching from red to blue,
but it’s not all men who can triple what they earn,
you’d think that extra money would make your pockets burn,
you were offered the role as fulcrum of the team,
though this proposition did not attract you, it would seem,
as we bid Cesc goodbye with sadness in our hearts,
we’ll enjoy you at City, with your growing dearth of starts,
you’re joining the realms of the money grabbing scum,
while you’ll go down in history as lesser than a crumb,
your career will take a tumble, straight through the floor,
much like a certain Emmanuel Adebayor,
but remember all those former Gunners who’ve gone on to better?
Hleb, Flamini, Arsene’s old Irish setter?!
Admittedly, there are few, but no, don’t despair!
I’m sure you’ll find Manchester a haven for your flair,
If trophies are your desire then you should have gone to Barca,
what’s that, they didn’t want you? well that is just a farce-a,
why-ever would they not want someone such as you?
it’s like six months of good play simply does not do?!
It’s not like going to City can’t be done without some dignity,
look at Toure and Clichy, dwelling up by the North Sea,
they are not detested as you soon will be,
but then again, they aren’t wankers, you see,
you state your wish that we retain some respect,
but how can we do that when you plan to defect?
respect goes both ways, you see, young man of France,
and the situation won’t change, even if you shift your stance,
so goodbye, enjoy your new-bought treasures,
I wish you ill-fate in all future endeavours,
your presence at the Arsenal will not really be missed,
even if your leaving will leave many of us pissed,
we have Ryo, Theo and pray to God a brand new signing,
so, see, your going provides its own silver lining,
the future without you is nothing for us to fear,
and when your leaving comes, not one will shed a tear.