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Arsenal are desperate to hold on to midfielder Samir Nasri and will offer him a whopping £6million-a-year deal to stay.

The French midfielder is wanted by Manchester City but the Gunners will hand him a £115,000-a-week deal in a bid to keep him at the club.

Arsenal snubbed City’s £20m bid for Nasri and boss Arsene Wenger is happy to let him leave on a free transfer next summer.

The 24-year-old midfielder was offered £160,000 a week to join City – £70,000 more a week than the initial deal he snubbed at Arsenal.

But the Arsenal board are ready to talk again as Wenger tries to convince Nasri that he can become the linchpin of the side when Cesc Fabregas completes his protracted move to Barcelona.

Nasri has told friends in France he was upset at the way Wenger and the board dithered over a deal.

He expected a concentrated effort to re-sign him around Christmas but it was not until late in the season that Arsenal upped their efforts.

Now he must decide whether the club’s latest offer is enough to convince him to reject City’s overtures.

Meanwhile, team-mate Robin van Persie could also be in line for a bumper new deal, despite already being tied to the club until 2014, as boss Arsene Wenger battles to keep hold of his best players.

Source: DailyMail

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