Scholes questions Arsenal’s credentials

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has stated that he hopes Samir Nasri will join the Premier League champions from rivals Arsenal. The France international is in the last year of his contract, and is reluctant to extend due to the failure to win silverware at his time in North London; United and local rivals City have been linked with a move for the ex-Marseille man.

The recently retired 36-year-old also bemoaned Arsenal’s lack of success, despite playing attacking football and feels the club’s best players will leave this summer.

“They just flatter to deceive,” the ex-England international told Sky Sports.

“They may play the prettiest football, but it doesn’t always produce the results they need. It doesn’t irritate me that people say they’re the best footballing team because while they are doing that, we (United) are winning games. They do play the best football to watch at times, but what is the point of that if you are not winning anything? I don’t think our manager would allow this club to go six years without a trophy,” he continued.

Nasri is not the only key player on his way out of the Emirates, as Gael Clichy has completed a move to Premier League rivals Manchester City and Cesc Fabregas is subject of a bid from European champions Barcelona. This could be a telling blow according to Scholes.

“Not only that, they are potentially going to lose their best players in (Cesc) Fabregas, (Samir) Nasri and (Gael) Clichy,” he concluded.