DBS Football very recently ran an article evaluating the possibility and likelihood of Nasri leaving Arsenal for United, with the conclusion that the negotiations would surely continue between the player and the club, and Arsenal would hold on to him. However, there remained the possibility, with Sir Alex Ferguson's substantial transfer funds available, that Nasri could move on with United a trophy winning club capable of fulfilling his ambitions.
Now though, that possibility is out of the window, with Wenger definitively stating that although there were problems in contract negotiating, there was no chance of Arsenal allowing him to join United:
"We have a financial disagreement which hasn't yet been settled. We are still in discussions but we haven't agreed a deal."
"'One thing's for sure, we're not selling him to United."Apparently, the deal on the table that has been offered to Nasri is a five-year deal in the region of £90,000-per-week - but the player is stalling on the signing of it. Nasri is trying to get himself a weekly payment of £110,000 which would bring him up the the payment of Arsenal's highest earner, Cesc Fabregas.
Arsenal fans would be furious if Nasri were to leave because of an expiring contract next season for free, especially if the issue was how much he should get paid. Wenger needs to get the contract sorted out whilst bringing in some new recruits. It is a problem Wenger doesn't need when attempting to improve his squad to win trophies.