Nasri to wait on deal talks

Midfielder feels time is right for Arsenal to win a trophy

Nasri: Looking to win a trophy

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Samir Nasri is happy to put contract talks with Arsenal on hold until the end of the season and believes the 'time is now' to win a trophy.

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France international Nasri has been one of Arsenal's most influential performers this term as the club seek to secure silverware for the first time since 2005.

His form has seen the 23-year-old linked with a move to UEFA Champions League opponents Barcelona and Nasri only has a further season to run on his current contract.

The midfielder's agent recently suggested that he would be willing to extend his stay at Emirates Stadium and Nasri certainly does not want to leave the club until he has collected a winners' medal.

"We promised each other to speak about this subject after the season ends," Nasri told Sport magazine.

"One of the reasons I came to Arsenal was to win titles and I'm not expecting to leave without one."


Nasri admits he is flattered to be linked with other clubs, but stressed he is happy to be part of Arsene Wenger's team, who will face Birmingham City in the Carling Cup final on Sunday.

He added: "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."