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Nasri delighted to make scoring Arsenal debut

Samir Nasri was delighted to mark his Arsenal debut with the winner against West Brom on Saturday.

"I could not dream of a better start, to score in my first game after four minutes. Now I will have to continue week in and week out, and hopefully I can keep playing like that, it will be brilliant," he said.

"There were not that many problems for me to adapt to playing in England.

"When I first met the boss, he said that maybe I would need a bit of time, maybe up to six months - but actually I felt really good straight away."

The 5ft 10ins, 11-and-a-half-stone winger added: "I have a personal programme with the physio to get stronger, because everyone has told me English football is different, with more contact.

"It is just to be stronger and to be able to cope with the 50/50s, with the intensity of English football.

"I am working hard in training and felt really good out on the pitch."

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