Introducing the new Arsenal Superstar
November 17, 2010
Step forward Samir Nasri.
He takes centre stage for a new look French side this evening at the New Wembley, and there is a distinct possibility that the rest of the footballing world will know by tomorrow morning what us gooners have been slowly getting our heads around..
namely the sharp rise in stock of said Frenchman.
A broken leg, courtesy of a strong challenge by Abou Diaby in a pre-season training session last season, more or less put the mockers on young Samir this time last year.
Season 2009/2010 ended up being all about fitness, not superstardom.
We are talking about a talent that has now hit that magic age of 23, so many young gunners have begun a career as a worldwide quantity in the game at this age.. Thierry, Paddy, Cesc.. even Flamini came of age at 23, in that one big season from him before he fecked off to Milan for some benchwarming.
At a very young age, Nasri joined his local club Marseille, and at a ripe 17 he was making his debut and being called the “French Pele”.. no less!
African lineage, good technique and dribbling skills, automatically drew comparisons with the other “French Pele”… ZiZou.
In the Summer of 2004, following his debut season for the Southern French Ligue 1 side, Nasri went on to win the 2004 UEFA u-17 Championship.. playing and scoring the winning goal in the final against Spain.
Cesc was in the losing Spanish side.
During the tournament, Samir struck up a telepathic relationship with the man who will lead the French line tonight, Karim Benzema.
I believe Nasri is now at his time, many believe he has even more latent talent than the aforementioned Spanish player, and current Captain at Arsenal.
There could be a lot of truth in that, but it’s hard to gauge as they are distinctly differing players.
Cesc is all about eye of the needle through balls and Platini-esque runs into the box for his share of the goals.
Super Sam is all about skill, pace, trickery and the odd wonder goal.. a good time to remind you all to vote for Samir in the Goal of the Year thingy for his effort against Porto in the Champions League last year… here is the link VOTE FOR SAM
The French and the English have some real top next generation talented players on view tonight, should be a cracking game with a full house as tickets are only a fiver.
Will Samir adourn the back pages of the rags in the morning?
This ones for Akhil from Hounslow 😉