Samir Nasri has been Arsenal's best player so far this season and quite rightly is the name on all Gooners lips.
I'd even go as far as saying that had he been born on these shores then the English media would be wanking furiously over him just like they are over Gareth Bale.
Unfortunately a French man will never get the plaudits like a British man over here!
Thanks to France leaving him out of their World Cup squad Nasri seems to be a man possessed this campaign.
Eager to prove himself and France wrong, he has been a revelation. Dragging us through sticky situations he has been compared to past Arsenal greats Robert Pires and Freddie Ljungberg for his new-found goal scoring ability from midfield.
I kind of feel for Samir. He has been compared to so many players. The new Zidane, the new Pires and the new Freddie. I think he is just Samir Nasri and a player in his own right.
The summer of 2010 has seen a new Nasri. Reborn with a point to prove. And we are reaping the benefits!
As I've said Nasri is THE man at Arsenal right now but someone else's recent improving form has gone relatively unnoticed.
Like Samir Nasri's, Andrey Arshavin's form is getting better in recent weeks too.
I don't know if its anything to do with the weather conditions in England getting rapidly colder but I have definitely seen an improvement in the little Russian lately.
I think it would be fair to say that over the last 12 months we have only seen glimpses of Arshavins talent and what he can actually do.
It appeared that he lost a lot of enthusiasm for the game after his country, Russia, were beaten in the World Cup 2010 qualification play-offs against Slovenia and although its taken a long time to get rid of that hang-over I think he is finally turning the corner.
He has that ability to do something special and he is a match-winner. Frustrating at times but an important player none the less.
If Arshavin can continue to improve his form and get back to the top of his game then he will be just as important to Arsenal as Nasri is proving to be.
Keep it Goonerish.........