French agent Issa Traore is convinced Olympique Marseille attacking midfielder Samir Nasri will join Arsenal.

A deal for Nasri is yet to be closed by the Gunners, but Traore told Christian Recalcati's website: "Samir will go to Arsenal. Arsene Wenger is a great coach and as usual has proved clever in being able to sign the boy before his price rose further.

"He's a great player that Italian teams have allowed to escape."