It's not often that the British sporting press compares a player to Northern Ireland and Manchester United legend George Best. Maybe some of Gareth Bale's mazy goal-scoring glory at the San Siro evoked a few such comments. Maybe. As best I can remember*, though, they don't roll out that sort of praise for a Frenchman, yet that exactly what I found myself reading in The Guardian after Samir Nasri lifted Arsenal past Fulham with two ingenious scores that moved Arsenal atop the table in the Prem.
And, while we're on the subject of the sublime, check out this well-produced, in-depth look at el Thrashico.