Ok, so it’s not really Arsenal related in terms of news, but it’s the Interlull, it’s quiet and this is quite bonkers. William Gallas has suggested that Samir Nasri tried to have him tasered.
The two were far from friends after a run-in on international duty. As a young player, Nasri sat in Thierry Henry’s seat in the team bus and had a confrontation with Gallas when told to move.
Later the two were teammates at Arsenal, with Nasri revealing that they went a year without speaking to each other. So this week, speaking to a show called Locker Room on RMC Sport TV, the former Gunners captain told a tale which suggested Nasri tried to have him attacked with tasers.
This is the bit, translated as best we can through Google Translate (any French speakers who want to correct/improve it, please leave a comment below). The incident took place in 2009 outside a Paris hotel where there was some kind of shindig ahead of an international meet-up.
Gallas: “What you need to know is that I was staying at the hotel with my family. I was with my cousins for a meal, it was the eve of a rally of the French team.
At the end of the meal, I leave the hotel and there, there are people who come to meet me and want to talk with me. Initially I did not want to, then I recognised a person who was often with Samir at the Arsenal training ground.
A few days previously, we’d had an altercation in relation to something he said, and I did not appreciate it. This person wanted to me to go and see Samir who was in a car down [the road].
I was about to follow him but my cousin, who is a policeman, told me in Creole not to go there. At the same time, I took a small look to the side and I see someone squatting with a bag … in the bag, there were tasers. I do not know why.
But luckily I was with people that day, because I do not know what could have happened.”
Maybe it was just coincidence that there was someone trying to set up a fake meeting with Nasri while a man with a bag full of tasers was sneaking around …*cough*
But still, holy moly, that’s nuts.
Thanks to @TriboKing for the heads-up