UEFA Champions League update: briefs, Manchester City, Barcelona, Arsenal and Spurs
The Gunners return to Premier League action on Wednesday, fresh from their Champions League win over Barcelona last week and the FA Cup draw with Orient.
Currently second to Manchester United, they face Stoke at home on Wednesday night before Sunday’s Carling Cup final date with Nasri ready to commit his long term future to the London club.
Talks on a new deal have been put on ice until the end of the season as Arsenal chase a first piece of silverware since 2005.
“One of the reasons I came to Arsenal was to win titles and I’m not expecting to leave without one,” declared the Frenchman.
“We promised each other to speak about this contract subject after the season ends.
“I have seen speculation about my future and I’m always flattered when my name is mentioned in connection with any big club.
“But I also know how things work. I don’t think about these things. If there was any offer it would be different, then I would have to make a choice.
“As things are right now, I feel happy here and I have the confidence from the manager.
“But things can change quickly in football and then we could have a new situation.
“It takes time for a team to develop into a winning side, but I think the time is right now.”
David Beckham could finish career at Spurs
David Beckham has left Spurs for Los Angeles – but could yet finish his career with the English Premier League side.
Beckham’s six week training spell at White Hart Lane, as part of his preparations for the new American season, ended on Monday.
He will step up his training with the Los Angeles Galaxy in California this week ahead of the start of his final campaign with the West Coast outfit.
Contractual problems meant Beckham never got to sign for Spurs on loan during his spell with Harry Redknapp’s side.
But Redknapp believes Beckham could return in November to see out his playing career with the club he supported as a boy.
“David Beckham is welcome back at Tottenham Hotspur anytime,” said Redknapp.
“Yes, I think he would like to see what the future holds for him - he’s a busy lad, his life must be unbelievable, but when you get a lad who wants to come here and train every day when he could be sitting at home having a month’s rest, it tells you everything about him. He loves football.
“He’s been great to have around the place and he’s just a top-class bloke, a proper good lad. He’s welcome back any time.
“He can still play, he still pick a pass out. But I’ve not looked into bringing him back in November - the chairman would need to look at that, I don’t know what the financial side of it would be - I wouldn’t have a clue how much it would cost.”
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