Nasri: I Sung A French Rap Song When I Joined Gunners & More!

Samir Nasri has heaped praise on the fantastic spirit currently in the atmosphere at Arsenal and even revealed he had to sing a French rap song after meeting up with his team mates for the first time in July.

Speaking to popular French TV channel ‘France 2′, the Gunners’ summer signing was interviewed about comparisons with former midfield maestro Robert Pires as well as his opinions on old club Marseille.

“At the start of the season, people said that I was the new Robert Pires. If it means I have the same acheivements and career as he did at Arsenal, I will be overjoyed.”

When a new signing arrives at the club, the inaugraul tradition is for the new-boy to sing a song infront of his team-mates – Nasri described his very own singing experience.

“I sang a French rap song (113 – Tonton du Bled) and although most of the players were making fun of me, the French players helped me. Bac (Sagna) did the instruments and he was very helpful!”

Nasri also brought back some praise for his former club Marseille and their loyal fan base. He admitted the Velodrome is probably one of the most hostile stadium’s in Europe, and he’ll never forget the support he had there.

“The atmosphere at the Velodrome stadium is still the best for me. Because here in England the fans make noise when somethings happening on the pitch. But at the Velodrome the fans never stop singing, and I think it’s the best atmosphere in Europe.”

“I could have stayed at Marseille but when a Club like Arsenal come to see you – a Club which trust his young players, with a great manager, and which play a great football – you can’t say no.”

Before the interview finished, Samir was questioned about driving in England.

“I already start learning at Marseille, and I just have to do the test. But, one thing is for sure, I will take a French car, not an English car!”

You can watch the full interview here (in French). With thanks to Vince from ASCFR for the translations.

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