Nasri keen to improve
Samir Nasri reckons a difficult campaign for Arsenal will stand him in good stead for next season.
Last Updated: 08/05/10 4:30pm
Samir Nasri admits he has endured a difficult campaign for Arsenal but reckons it will stand him in good stead for the 2010/2011 season.
The 22-year-old's second year at the Emirates got off to a torrid start as the £12.5million signing suffered a broken leg during the Gunners' pre-season training camp in Austria.
The French international battled back from injury to become an integral member of the Arsenal midfield but ultimately failed to fill the shoes of the injured Cesc Fabregas as the Gunners' title hopes petered out.
But Nasri, who scored a phenomenal individual goal in the 5-0 UEFA Champions League victory over Porto during early March, is determined to prove to Arsenal fans that they will see the best of him next season.
"I have been a bit frustrated after missing the first few months when I broke my leg, and really it is only the last couple of months where I have felt better physically," the former Marseille man told Arsenal TV Online.
"Now I hope to end the season well with the last game against Fulham and then get myself ready for next season because I really want to have a good one for Arsenal.
"After the first season, I wanted to kick on and do well, but unfortunately I got the injury which hampered my progress in adapting to English football.
"But I have come back ready for the next season and now I really hope all will go well for me."
Nasri is hoping to be part of France's World Cup squad, and believes Arsenal is the best place for his continued development.
"I am happy to be here and want to stay. There is no need to go elsewhere, I am 22 and do not want to leave," he declared.
"I am at a big European club, who are a real player in the Premier League and in Europe, with a manager who is one of the best in the world, and with great players too.
"There really is no need to move on or to look elsewhere."