Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was this afternoon declared homeless after discovering Manchester City FC had bought his house! Wenger was allegedly left fuming when upon returning to his eight bedroomed palatial home in the exclusive Totteridge area of London he was greeted by the Grandparents of one of his former Arsenal stars Samir Nasri.
The elderly couple were apparently still moving in their belongings as Arsene approached his former driveway.
A nearby resident said 'Mr Wenger was clearly distressed. I saw him pacing up and down and gesticulating at two removal men who had parked a lorry in his driveway. Two elderly people were attempting to try and talk with Mr Wenger who kept pushing them away in a forceful manner. He was shouting and waving his arms around.'
A spokesman for Manchester City FC later issued a statement...'The house was part of the deal that was in the contract clause of Samir Nasri when the player signed for us in 2011. Mr Wenger was sent an eviction notice in May of this year which he appears to have ignored. Mr Nasri's grandparents were promised they could move in by no later than July 10th 2012. We had no option but to break into the premises when it was clear no keys to the property were going to be forthcoming. Mr Wenger's belongings have been sent to a storage unit in Hammersmith.'
Arsenal Football Club declined to comment on the situation other than stating that Arsene Wenger was seeking legal advice and had temporarily booked into a Premier Inn in Reading.
His wife Annie was said to be 'deeply distressed' and staying with relatives.