When Samir Nasri signed from Marseille, the general feeling was that we had finally found a long overdue replacement for Robert Pires. A tricky winger who possesses great strength for one so slight, Nasri certainly looked to be living up to his Pires billing by chipping in with vital goals; something we had been lacking in the previous seasons.
As we all know Wenger isn’t afraid to play players out of position if it is for the good of the team and Nasri has proved no different to the rule, and has occupied the central areas on several occasions in both an attacking and central role.
Nasri hasn’t looked out of place at all centrally and the question remains as to whether going forward, should he remain alongside Fabregas in the middle. It is a tough one to call, especially when everyone is fit and although Arshavin seemingly gets the nod, I wonder if we would be better balanced with Nasri restored to his left wing role and perhaps going out and bringing in a natural holding midfielder instead.
So what should Wenger do with Samir Nasri and should he be restored to his natural left side role, or has he done enough centrally to be seen as the ideal foil for Cesc Fabregas.
Written by Thomas Lewin