When Samir Nasri moved from Marseille to Arsenal people knowing that I had a penchant for Ligue 1 and all things French came to me asking how good he was, obviously following his time at Marseille I had only good things to say about Samir.

His partnership with Ribery was fantastic, he wasn’t a goal scorer and he didn’t really get many direct assists but anyone that had watched Marseille for the three years he was in the team could see that Nasri was a quality player.

His first season at the Emirates went relatively well six goals a couple of assists the people that I had given my guarantee of quality were pretty pleased with the Frenchman, the difficult second season followed, five assists but only two goals and it seemed questions were being asked.

Injured earlier this season he returned for the 1-1 draw with Sunderland, the scored two goals in the game West Brom shocked Arsenal with a 3-2 win. The turning point of Arsenal’s season seems to be the 3-0 away at Manchester City a game in which Nasri was instrumental in victory.

Nasri’s season has gone from strength to strength, eight goals from midfield a new lease of life playing more central and being able to drift, his International career is back on track after missing out on the World Cup, maybe that was the wake up call Samir needed.

Right now he is probably one of the most inform players in the Premier League and his performances are standing out to fans all over the world, in an homage to his great form of late I have made a little video of his best bits in recent week..Enjoy.

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3 comments

December 5th, 2010

I’ve always rated Nasri. I think he is one of these players that needs a lot of direct and vocal support from his manager/coaches.

December 5th, 2010

Nice post and it is well deserved!
He is emerging as a player of genuine class. Takes the heavy load off Fabregas with his playmaking abilities and has now added goals to his game. Great technique, vision and flare, as a neutral, he has been superb to watch so far this season.

gibfootball

December 5th, 2010

I think that’s the most important thing, as a football fan you just watch and admire what he’s doing on the pitch, there’s nothing unsavory about him, easy to like. I only hope he keeps up and gets better.

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