Talks remain ongoing between Nasri’s representative, Jean-Pierre Bernes, and Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis, but there is hope that a new four-year deal worth around £75,000-a-week will be announced shortly.
“He is only 23 years old and still has much room for improvement,” said Nasri’s father, Hamid. “I am convinced that he can go even higher. I think that yes, this will be with Arsenal.
“It is a club that is close to his heart, that knew how to bring him to the level where he is. I think that Arsenal remains his priority.”
Barcelona have not firmed up their interest in Nasri with any formal approach, but manager Pep Guardiola is an admirer of a player who has been among the outstanding performers in the Premier League this season.