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What Is Samir Nasri's Best Position?

What Is Samir Nasri's Best Position?

Our new poll at Vital Arsenal asks you what is Samir Nasri's best position at Arsenal.

Since his move across the Strait of Dover, the young Frenchman has played in a variety of positions for the Gunners, including both left and right midfielder, attacking midfielder, and defensive mid. With the arrival of Andrey Arshavin, the possible return of Rosicky, and competition from Walcott, much debate has ensued about where Nasri should be played next season. He started out on the wing and instantly made an impact against FC Twente and West Brom. Then in January, with Arsenal ruing the injury to our captain and offensive heartbeat Cesc Fabregas, Wenger pushed Nasri forward to try and fill the obvious void in Arsenal's play. In March, with the sensational emergence of Arshavin, Arsene once again switched Samir's position, but this time he was moved back to defensive midfielder. With all the movement, it's clear Wenger isn't sure where to put his big name signing from last summer, but I feel we find out next season.

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Writer:Brice Coffer
Date:Sunday July 5 2009
Time: 12:22AM


Personally, I am torn on the subject. I will have to say winger. Rotating him, Rosicky, Walcott, and Arshavin will be a immense luxury for Wenger.
05/07/2009 00:54:00
cam is the best position for nasri but competition for places mean that he has to do with a place on the wing !
05/07/2009 10:04:00
i still dont think he is strong enough yet. he seems to lightweight on the ball and still needs another season to get up to speed - i see him coming on as an impact player.....
05/07/2009 11:46:00
In future I could see him as an attacking midfielder, but also as a central midfielder who is scrappy, but not "defensive". Like a pint-sized Vieira. He is never a winger, and even if he plays on the right/left, he does not play it like a winger.
05/07/2009 11:49:00
His best position is as an attacking midfielder but I think he'd fit in best on the right wing with Arshavin or Rosicky on the left. If both Rosicky and Arshavin are fit, I think Nasri shouldn't be starting, but having all three of those available would be amazing.
05/07/2009 12:58:00
I can't help but think that as long as Cesc is here, Nasri's best position for Arsenal is on the wing.
05/07/2009 16:43:00
On the wing, yes, but not a winger as such. Although I see a 433 next year with him in the middle as our Iniesta figure.
05/07/2009 19:12:00
Tom14 Nasri does not have the pace to beat his man.He needs to work on his pace because his passing , ball retention and dribbling skills are excellent only pace needs to be worked on for him to become a truly world class player ! Still though he is young and will develop the physical aspects of his game imo !
05/07/2009 19:29:00
in a interview on a few weeks ago, he said he could become a defensive midfielder. i quite liked him in the deep role he played in the few games towards the end of last season. he only needs to work a bit more on his tackling and toughen up a bit, everything else is just there in him, the guy is so classy in everything he does on the pitch, looks super elegant when he's playing..
05/07/2009 19:42:00
How about on the bench!
05/07/2009 19:46:00
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