nasriaction180808_450x390Nasri is now half way through his first season with Arsenal and so far he has proved to be a fantastic signing for Arsenal. He has played most of the season out on the wing but when he has been given the chance to play in the centre of the park he has looked like a creative and dangerous player.

So this is everything you ever need to know about him.

Samir Nasri was born 26 June 1987 his parents are from Algeria but they moved to France before Nasri was born and he was born in Marseille.

Nasri’s first club was Marseille which he joined at the age of 9. He broke into the Marseille first team in the 2004/2005 season at the age of 17 playing 13 games and came on as a substitute in 11 games, scoring one goal.

The next season 2005/2006 he became a regular in the first team and gained his first European experience playing ten games in the UEFA cup.

On 20 May 2007, Samir Nasri was named French Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year ahead of Karim Benzema. He was also voted Marseilles player of the year by the fans.

For France he has progressed through the Under-16s, 17s, 18s, 19s and 21s and he was part of the team that won the 2004 UEFA U-17 Championship, scoring the game-winning goal in the final match .

Nasri broke into the France senior team in March 2007 against Austria, at the age of 19 and set up Karim Benzema to score the only goal of the match. He scored his first senior international goal in his third appearance for the senior team in a 1–0 win against Georgia on 6 June 2007 in a UEFA Euro 2008 qualifier.

Nasri signed for Arsenal on the 11 July 2008 for £12.7 million (€16m). He made his Arsenal debut on 30 July against VfB Stuttgart in a friendly.

He scored on his Premier League debut, against West Brom with a close range effort, after only four minutes of the first game of the season.

So there you go that’s how he got to where he is today and with Cesc out of the team for a while now it looks like Nasri will be more valuable than ever to Arsenal and while we all sometime question Wenger and his transfers or lack of them, Nasri is proof that Wenger can bring in the players Arsenal need.

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