Samir Nasri is a versatile attacking midfielder who was on the books of Arsenal in the 2010-11 season. A stylish player who is best used on the wing or behind a lone striker, he also possesses a strong and combative side to his game. Samir became a regular in the Gunners? side after his move from Marseille in 2008, where his talents had earned him the title of France's League One Young Player of the Year in 2007. He was in superb form for the Gunners in the first half of the 2010-11 season, tormenting opposition defences, creating chances for his colleagues and scoring some fine goals as well. Although not quite so effective in the second half of the campaign he still went on to gain a place in the PFA Premier League team of the year. Samir won his first cap for France in March 2007 and although he has not always been an automatic selection he gas now appeared more than 20 times for his country. Shortly after the start of the 2011-12 season he chose to leave the Emirates Stadium, signing for Manchester City.
The toxic story of Arsenal and Arsene is set to roll on for at least another season.
The Premier League continued this weekend, with the first Friday night football of the new campaign.