Samir Nasri admits Arsenal's current and former French contingent convinced him about joining the Gunners.

The midfielder revealed to France Football: "I got a lot of information during the last meetings with France, next to William Gallas, Gael Clichy and Mathieu Flamini.

"Even if Mathieu has left for Milan, we know each other well because we have been educated at Marseille at the same time and he is Marseillais like me.

"He left Arsenal quite early but blossomed there. All his comments have been positive ones. Lassana Diarra as well only made good comments about this club.

"And there have been all the info from the older players like Thierry Henry, Nicolas Anelka and Patrick Vieira who told me it's a superb club, that this experience had been one of the most beautiful in their career.

"Arsenal is a club that leaves a trace for life. Besides they assured me I'd have a lot of fun in The Premier League. They play and I love playing!"