Word On The Street: Nasri Signs For £15.8m

The silken touch, the balletic elegance, the majestic strength. The vision. The trailblazing dribbles that begin with the drop of a shoulder and a graceful dash and conclude with a piercing pass or a scorching shot. Or some other alliterative joy. Yes, Young Nasri can do all that. And is doing so with increasing frequency, which is why Marseille have made him their undisputed playmaker and Raymond Domenech wants to put the boy in blue. Such progress has been predicted for a long time: Nasri was first hailed as the New Zidane way back in 2004, the year he won the Under-17 European Championship with France before making his first-team debut with OM (who’d signed him when he was nine). It’s not a label he wears willingly. “I don’t think it’s fair to put that sort of pressure on a young player,” he told journalists after his call-up for Saturday’s Euro 2008 tryst with Lithuania. “There’s only one Zidane, just as there was only one Platini. I’m me, a novice who’s trying to get better.” Anyway, congratulations Mr Samir Nasri, look forward to seeing you at the Emirates next season.]]>

  • http://arsespeak.wordpress.com Jamesgillesp

    Ah a bit of a problem – the deal is not yet done. It was confirmed on samirnasri.fr , but now his agent says its not complete. I guess it will be soon.

  • http://arsenal.com pat

    Samir Nasri is a great signing for arsenal he is on the back of my shirt for the 08/09 season but some1 hu caught my eye on the game against barnet is Aaron Ramsey he so much like David Beckham the way he curls the ball and the way he plays. He is worth more than 5 million more like 10 million arsenal got a bargain there he’s defently 1 for the First Team.