Arsenal’s Samir Nasri pays �16,000 for a night with Rihanna

Gunner Samir Nasri was among the Arsenal stars flashing the cash at the club’s annual charity ball as he won tickets to see R’n’B star Rihanna.

The winger donated �16,000 for a box at the O2 to see the singer in concert.

Nasri was joined by his teammates, manager Ars�ne Wenger and a celebrities at the Emirates Stadium for a dinner and auction in aid of Centrepoint, the club’s charity of the season.

The evening brought in �250,000 for the homelessness charity – helping the Gunners to smash their �500,000 fundraising target for the year.

Mr Wenger said: “The annual ball is the culmination of a wonderful partnership with our charity of the season, which the players and myself always look forward to.”