West Ham United manager, Manuel Pellegrini decided to hand Samir Nasri a way back into professional football and the Frenchman’s former Arsenal teammate believes he still is a sensational player.
Nasri’s first game ironically was against the Gunners themselves and the 31-year-old recorded an assist along with a number of created chances during his first appearance for West Ham. He and Wilshere shared the pitch back in North London before the former chose to sign for Manchester City and win 4 trophies with the side.
Wilshere too has quit the Gunner and is currently recovering from yet another injury at the Hammers sidelines. When asked about Nasri, the England international said, “He was unbelievable, he could make something happen from nothing.”
“I remember at that time as well people were doubting him the season before and he had a point to prove. So I think he’s in a similar sort of position where he’s been out of the game for a while and he’s come back to the Premier League. He wants to prove to everyone that he can still do it.”
Former Arsenal Women captain, Alex Scott also hailed praise onto the French footballer who served an 18-month ban from professional football over doping allegations.
Scott said, “The creativity, the vision, one of those players that sees a pass before anyone else on the pitch. And I think you already saw it from the last West Ham game in the FA Cup – his link-up play.”
“He can get other players in positions that they want to be in front of goal. And that’s what he’s going to bring to West Ham.”