The misery surrounding the Emirates looks set to continue after it was announced that Manchester City had agreed a fee with Arsenal, thought to be around £24million, for the transfer of Samir Nasri.
Nasri has been chased by City throughout the summer and Roberto Mancini was keen to seal a deal for the French international, who was in the final season of his contract at Emirates Stadium.
City have beaten Manchester United who reportedly had a bid rejected earlier in the summer, for the signature of the former Marseille man but and the player will now travel to the Etihad Stadium for talks and a medical.
A statement on Arsenal official website read: “Arsenal can confirm that they have agreed terms for Samir Nasri to move to Manchester City.
“The 24-year-old midfielder, who has spent three years with the Gunners, has been omitted from Arsenal’s squad which flies to Udinese this afternoon and instead will travel north for a medical.
“The move will be subject to Nasri passing a medical and formal registration processes.”
Nasri, who is out of contract at the end of the season and has refused to sign a new deal a move which has forced the hand of Arsene Wenger, who insisted earlier this summer the midfielder would not be sold.
The departure of Nasri is the latest setback for the clubs and comes just a week after Cesc Fabregas left the club for Barcelona,