Samir Nasri is in the form of his life, according to Cesc Fabregas.
The French international has had a magnificent season so far, scoring 11 goals, creating many more and scooping Player of the Month awards for October and November.
In many ways Nasri has taken on Fabregas' own creative mantle while the captain recovers from his hamstring injury, and the Spaniard believes his team-mate has never played better.
"I think Samir said it himself, but he’s in the form of his life," Fabregas told the Official Matchday Programme.
"Perhaps he could have been playing the same way without scoring and people wouldn’t have noticed it as much, but now he’s getting goals too and for me he is one of those who are leading the team the most.
"It’s his third season here and sometimes it takes a while to settle in, but this season he’s been so regular in his form. His goals [against Fulham] on Saturday showed incredible composure and sometimes it’s all about confidence - when that’s high, you do things you might not be capable of if you’re not in good form.”
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