By Chris Harris
Samir Nasri's youth means he is only going to get better, according to Arsène Wenger.
The French star has enjoyed a stellar season so far, topping Arsenal's scoring charts with 11 in 16 starts and producing flashes of brilliance in almost every game.
This is Nasri's third year in English football and he seems stronger and cleverer than ever before. But Wenger feels there is so much more to come from his young compatriot.
"He [Nasri] has become more efficient and is maturing but he is only 23 years old and at that age you develop," said the manager.
"When Thierry Henry came here he was 23 already and still developed a lot so that means there is a lot more to come from Nasri, Cesc Fabregas and all these players who [were] born in 1987.
"They are not players who are at the end of their improvement."
Nasri started his Arsenal career on the left flank in a 4-4-2 formation but has also played in an advanced central midfield role and, more recently, on the right of a three-pronged forward line in Wenger's favoured 4-3-3.
The versatility of Arsenal's newly-crowned Player of the Month is another big plus, according to Wenger.
"Nasri is an intelligent player and understands that he plays where he can help the team the most," he said.
"He has all the ingredients to play on the right, left or central and he is happy to play where I play him. Every player wants to play in the middle but a few have to play on the flanks!"