As the players walked off the pitch after last night’s Carling Cup clash, Samir Nasri and Emmanuel Frimpong seemed to exchange words. The incident was captured by Sky’s cameras and after several viewings I’ve been able to lip read what Frimpong said, although not so Nasri because the greedy one had his back to the camera.
The two were face to face and as Nasri said something and wagged his finger, Frimpong said: “Come on then, now.”
Nasri started to walk away and said something else, to which Frimpong replied: “Fuck you.”
Then Nasri, still walking away towards the tunnel, repeatedly pointed towards the dressing rooms as if to say ‘We’ll carry this on inside’.
Frimpong walked after him and said: “Come here” before Abdul Razak pulled Frimpong back to shake his hand and the pair went their separate ways.
Check it out yourself:
It seems that Nasri was good to his word because the two did indeed have some kind of bust-up moments later in the tunnel, although an Arsenal spokesman denied it was too serious:
“Words were exchanged — and that was that. No punches were thrown but there was a lot of noise. Samir was speaking in French but they did not touch. It was handbags.”
The two fell out after Nasri’s acrimonious departure in the summer, when Frimpong tweeted “Money is the root of all evil.” He then mocked Jack Wilshere’s ‘best of luck, you’ll be missed’ tweet to Nasri, saying: “Pffffff come-on Jack,” implying he wouldn’t be missed by many players at the Emirates.
Frimpong was certainly going in strong on Nasri during the match. I reckon he’d have loved the chance to nobble him if there was a 50-50 to be had and his actions certainly reflected the mood of the booing Gooners who chanted obscenities at Nasri all night.
Frimpong, you are fast becoming an absolute legend.