Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Arsenal: Now With Even MORE Frenchiness!


That handsome young man to the left there, in that beautiful blue kit, is Samir Nasri, most recently of Olympique Marseille (l'OM). We (meaning me) have discussed Nasri before, noting that he is one of the rising stars of French soccer (note to US sportswriters - please make up your minds as to whether the "next Zinedine Zidane" is Nasri or Benzema. Also, fuck you for comparing any French player of Algerian descent to Zizou). Clearly, since I am a Frenchie Gooner, I am ecstatic about...

recent reports that Arsenal will soon complete the £11 million signing of Nasri . Arsene obviously felt that the loss of Flamini and Hleb in the middle was detrimental to the team (particularly given Flamini's rapport on the pitch with Fabregas), so he did what he does - replace one Frenchman with another. In 30 matches in Le Championnat, the midfielder had 6 goals, 10 assists, and 0 cards (aww, such a good boy). Personally, I believe that Nasri is a better midfielder than Hleb, and he is far more likely to be happy at Arsenal than Hleb was. Ultimately, Nasri most likely decided that in addition to the money, he would rather finish in 3rd place and 4 points out with Arsenal than finish in 3rd place and 15 points out with l'OM. Truth be told, Arsenal has a far better chance of winning the EPL (suck it, Barclays) than Marseille does of winning Le Championnat (stupid Lyon).

Below, some video of Nasri doing his thing, with a bonus French rap soundtrack.

(*update* - new video, due to stupid YouTube copyright blah, blah)





5 comments:

Nathaniel said...

best video effects EVAH!

Goat said...

He'll be happier than Hleb (nice alliteration, no?) at Arsenal only if Arsene keeps him away from the seductive temptress that is Italian ice cream parlors.

Andrew said...

Le Championnat? Dude, the preferred nomenclature is Ligue 1 (suck it, Orange).

/smh at failed attempt at l'humour

badly drawn boykins said...

note to US sportswriters - please make up your minds as to whether the "next Zinedine Zidane" is Nasri or Benzema.

Please, everyone knows that the "next Zidane" is Gomi. Or Ribery. Or Micoud.

The NY Kid said...

@Andrew - I'm old-school French.