My tribe

Arsenal boss Wenger admits Cesc, Nasri sales may unsettle players

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits his players could be unsettled by the sales of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri ahead of tonight's Champions League clinker with Udinese.

Fabregas and Nasri's departures have coincided with the start of Arsenal's campaign but Wenger believes that the rest of his squad will rise above recent events to get the right result in Italy.

"There is always a concern [that players can be affected] but it is not an excuse," the manager told arsenal.com.

"You are always concerned about the consequences it can have on the team. It can have a positive consequence as well - if you are strong mentally it can increase the solidarity, knowing you have to fight more.

"That is ideally what you want from mentally strong players."

 It's the home stretch! 24/7 click for the best coverage of Arsenal's final transfer market moves

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?