Nasri tips Arsenal’s Chamakh to rattle Chelsea
The 26-year-old has settled quickly at the Emirates following this summer's free transfer switch from Bordeaux, netting four goals in nine appearances.
Nasri said: "Marouane has already shown how useful he can be for us.
"He is a target man, can win aerial balls and is not a selfish striker.
"He can make assists for other players and he has exactly the qualities needed for the Premier League."
Former Marseille winger Nasri played against Chamakh in the French Ligue 1 and he was only happy to help his new team-mate when he arrived at the Emirates.
"I helped him a lot when he arrived - I knew him from playing against each other in France, but we also knew each other off the pitch," he said.
"Marouane is a good guy, I like him as a person, so it was easy for me to assist him."