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Former Arsenal midfielder Adrian Clarke has said that the signing of Samir Nasri has brought the much-needed creativity in the ranks of West Ham United. The east London outfit suffered a massive blow before the season after the long-term injury for Manuel Lanzini and this reduced the creativity behind their frontline.

However, this has witnessed an improvement with the Bosman signing of Nasri this month and Clarke feels the Frenchman can enhance the Hammers’ form during the backend of the season, he told PremierLeague.com: “West Ham United have made great strides since losing their opening four Premier League matches of the season. But Manuel Pellegrini was right to recognize his side was still short on creativity in the absence of the injured Manuel Lanzini.

“The Hammers had failed to create as many clear goal opportunities as many of their closest rivals in the table, forcing them to rely on the magic of Felipe Anderson and Marko Arnautovic. So it made sense that Pellegrini saw fit to bring free agent Samir Nasri into his squad. The Frenchman has always been capable of unlocking the door of opponents.”

“Nasri made his Premier League debut against former club Arsenal earlier this month“ and he managed to perform with a good intensity before grabbing the assist for Declan Rice’s winner. However, he could not replicate the same performance against “Bournemouth on the road“ in the next match and that would happen, considering he has previously been out of action for nearly 13 months due to a drugs ban.

West Ham are currently occupying the tenth position on the table with 31 points on the board. The east London outfit are scheduled to face Wolverhampton Wanderers at the London Stadium in midweek and manager Manuel Pellegrini will be hoping for a positive result after back-to-back defeats across all competitions. The Hammers recently bowed out of the FA Cup at the fourth round after a shocking 4-2 defeat at the hands of struggling League One side AFC Wimbledon.