For me, there is no way back now for Samir Nasri.
As soon as he had a little pop at us Gooners that was it.
His Arsenal career is as dead as the dead-leg I received at football training last night.
Cast yourself back six months. Could you imagine feeling like this towards Samir?
I hate clowns and the colour brown but even if he had worn a brown snood with clowns on it I'd have put that aside.
Because I felt he was one of us.
It's shame because I believed that he could become an Arsenal icon. Maybe he could have been as loved as much as Robert Pires.
Instead, if as expected he leaves for Manchester City shortly, he will become a hate figure with Gooners.
Nasri may even be disliked as much as Emmanuel Adebayor.
He, like many others, will go to Manchester City because they have been hypnotized by pound notes.
Now I hold my hands up here. If I was approached by a rival Window company and offered 3 times my salary I would run around my office naked screaming 'I quit'.
So I can understand why his head has been turned.
The difference though between myself and Samir Nasri is that I'm not a top-level professional footballer who could earn SIX figures a week.
I have to make ends-meet. I have to feed my BBQ spare rib addiction.
Nasri could have become an even bigger cult-hero amonst us Gooners had he snubbed the money on offer at City and signed a new, very well-paid, contract at Arsenal.
Instead we will see him as a greedy little bastard who sold his soul.
Forget the fact Nasri wanted to see our ambition in the summer with who will sign for the club because it wasn't about that for him.
It was all about money.
Samir had a fantastic first half of the season in the last campaign and then his form died off.
I think he was tapped up more than a tap dancing competition.
When Samir saw the money on offer at Manchester City or Manchester United his eyes went bigger than Beth Dittos left arse-cheek.
His agents eyes went bigger than the right cheek.
We were challenging for trophies when we first offered him a deal to stay at the club so his chat about 'ambition' is shit.
I suppose we might expect too much loyalty in this day and age from footballers. Especially me.
Well it appears that loyalty is an attribute that most of them don't have.
And in Samir's case that is a shame.
Especially when it will end more bitter than sucking a slice of lemon soaked in a dose of pine nuts.
Keep It Goonerish.......