Arsenal have completed the signing of Marseille midfielder Samir Nasri for an undisclosed fee.
Nasri told the club’s official website: “I’m very happy to become an Arsenal player, it means such a lot to me. This is a very important step in my life as a football player because Arsenal is a massive club.
“I really hope everything will go well for me here. I will my best for Arsenal and its fans and I am honoured to be part of such a great football club.”
Manager Arsene Wenger added: “We are delighted to be signing Samir Nasri. He is young, quick and technically an outstanding player.
“He has shown great potential with his performances for Marseille and the French national team over the past two seasons and he will add great quality to our squad.”
Nasri’s arrival is expected to pave the way for midfielder Alexander Hleb’s transfer to Barcelona.