France coach Laurent Blanc feels Samir Nasri is a better player for quitting Arsenal for Manchester City.

Blanc hopes he can continue his recent form and secure Les Bleus Euro 2012 qualification ahead of their Group D clash with Albania.

"Samir has come on a lot recently but I have never had any problems with him," Blanc said.

"I am really impressed by the attitude he has shown recently compared to what we have seen from him before.

"He has shown intelligence by becoming more aware of certain things and now I hope that can be translated into performances on the pitch."