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Samir Nasri | Midfielder | #11

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/26/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 165

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Samir Nasri has been moved off of the Manchester City bench after signing a season-long loan deal to play with defending Europa League champions Sevilla.
The decks are being cleared at Manchester City today with Samir Nasri joining Wilfried Bony (Stoke City), Joe Hart (Torino), and Eliaquim Mangala (presumably Valencia) in being shipped out after a summer of retooling under Pep Guardiola. Nasri has struggled to make a real impact at the Etihad after a big money move from Arsenal. Between injuries and inconsistency, the former France international has failed to nail down a regular role in the first team. The move should help him reestablish himself and his value before a permanent deal in the future. Wed, Aug 31, 2016 09:25:00 AM
Source: @sevillafc

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Manchester City is reportedly fielding offers for out-of-favor midfielder Samir Nasri this summer due to various behavioral problems.

The 29-year-old was recently featured in an edgy music video while partying this summer in LA on top of showing up to preseason training overweight, according to manager Pep Guardiola: "Samir arrived back a little overweight but he is much, much better now. He has fought a lot during these weeks (in China) but he is a little bit overweight. Last season, he was overweight and had injuries all season and we want to avoid that." The Frenchman made only seven appearances last season in injury relief but is reportedly fielding interest from AS Roma, Inter Milan and AC Milan this summer.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Aug 10, 2016 04:44:00 AM

Manchester City could welcome back Aleksandar Kolarov and Samir Nasri to the squad for the season finale this weekend.

Manchester City has a massive game coming up this weekend, needing just a point against Swansea City to secure a top-four finish and a Champions League berth. In his last game as City manager, Manuel Pellegrini said Kolarov is likely to be available from a knock that forced him out against Arsenal last week while Samir Nasri is back training with the first team following an illness, although it is unlikely either will start. However, there won't be any surprise returns as David Silva, Vincent Kompany and Pablo Zabaleta have all been ruled out with injury.
Thu, May 12, 2016 10:09:00 PM

Manuel Pellegrini offered up a dubious explanation for the absence of midfielder Samir Nasri from the team sheet on Sunday.

City faced Nasri's former club in Arsenal, which ended in a 2-2 draw, but Nasri was nowhere to be found until coming onto to the pitch in street clothes to salute the home fans at the end of the match. But Pellegrini offered up a variety of reasons before conceding that he was sick: "I try to choose the players I think are in the best moment for this game and for different reasons I think that was not the case with Samir...He is not injured. No, it is not attitude. No, it was not tactical. He was sick [for] two days during the week so was not able to play."
Source: Telegraph
Tue, May 10, 2016 01:22:00 AM

Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna and David Silva could all return this weekend when City entertain Stoke at the Etihad.

Nasri spent almost six months on the sidelines after undergoing surgery on his hamstring and was forced off during the win over Chelsea in his second start back. Fortunately, further tests revealed only a minor muscular problem and he looks set for a return in the early kick off. David Silva continues to struggle with an ongoing ankle complaint and Manuel Pellegrini will manage his Spanish playmaker carefully – with a UCL tie against Real Madrid on Tuesday Silva may be restricted to a place on the bench. Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna are both nursing back injures but neither is believed to be serious. If the quartet are passed fit, then the City treatment room will be empty for the first time this season following the return of Vincent Kompany and Raheem Sterling at Newcastle.
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 05:02:00 AM

Manuel Pellegrini has been boosted by the news that Samir Nasri and Kevin de Bruyne could be back amongst the City ranks in time for Saturdays’ trip to the Vitality.

Nasri and De Bruyne re-joined the main group in training on Tuesday and the pair have a chance of making the 18 man squad that will face AFC Bournemouth as long as they can prove their fitness. City are clinging onto a Champions League qualification spot and can ill-afford any more slip-ups and hope the return of Nasri - who hasn’t played since undergoing surgery on his ruptured hamstring - and De Bruyne - who has spent the last two months sidelined with a knee ligament injury - will provide some much needed creative spark. Fabian Delph is a little further behind in terms of fitness and may have to wait another week before his return.
Tue, Mar 29, 2016 11:34:00 AM

Samir Nasri could give Manchester City a late-season boost if he is able to meet his hopes of returning from a serious thigh injury by the end of March.

The Frenchman has missed the last three months after suffering a thigh injury in training that required surgery and nearly 100 stitches to repair the detached thigh muscle. Said Nasri: "The original estimate by the doctors was that I’d be out for between four to six months and the surgeon told me the same, but I’ve already done two months and I’m targeting the international beak in March to be back properly with the squad." The 28-year-old only made one start in six Premier League appearances before suffering the injury. But with Jesus Navas and Raheem Sterling fighting for the final wing spot, Nasri seems to be on the fringe at Manchester City.
Tue, Jan 26, 2016 05:50:00 AM

Manchester City may see the return of David Silva this week, but the club will replace him on the injury list with Samir Nasri after the French international said he will miss the next three months.

Nasri suffered a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury that has kept him out for the last month and will now have to wait until the New Year for his return. The former Arsenal midfielder also joins Fabian Delph, who missed England's international friendly with France on Tuesday with an unspecified injury. Nasri has appeared in six Premier League matches this season, making only one start since the arrival of Kevin De Bruyne.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 04:28:00 AM

Samir Nasri has emerged as an early doubt for the Champions League on Wednesday after suffering another hamstring problem during the win over AFC Bournemouth.

Nasri had been suffering from an ongoing muscular complaint for over a month, but after missing the previous three games the French midfielder returned to the bench on Saturday. With one eye on the Sevilla match – and an ever-growing injury list - Manuel Pellegrini replaced Yaya Toure, Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling having secured 3-pts against the Cherries. However, following his introduction on 62 minutes, it soon became evident that Nasri was struggling with what looks to a recurrence of a hamstring strain. "Unfortunately we knew that he was feeling something after we made the third change so if not maybe I can change him before. He didn't run too much, he stayed in the middle," revealed Pellegrini. Nasri will have a scan today but initial reports suggest between 2-3 weeks out.
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 05:36:00 AM

Samir Nasri is in contention to return for Manchester City after being declared fit for Week 9.

The French international missed Week 8 with a knock, but returns at a critical time for the Manchester City attack. Already without Sergio Aguero and David Silva, Nasri could be called upon to fill in as a creative source of the attack. However, a start seems unlikely unless Manuel Pellegrini favors Nasri over Jesus Navas or Raheem Sterling.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 12:13:00 PM

Samir Nasri will miss the visit of Newcastle tomorrow.

Nasri has a thigh problem and will not be fit enough to feature against Newcastle. The good news is that Wilfried Bony and Kelechi Iheanacho will be added to the squad list and can provide much needed depth off the bench. Pablo Zabaleta is also back but isn't likely to start this week.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 08:10:00 PM

Samir Nasri made a statement by scoring the only goal of the match in the 86th minute as Manchester City defeated Melbourne, 0-1.

After fading out of first team action last season, Samir Nasri reminded Manuel Pellegrini and company that he has something to offer the club. He struck a superb volley with five minutes to go to give City the win, displaying his class. New boy Raheem Sterling was not in the mix and Copa America participants Sergio Aguero, Pablo Zabaleta and Martin Demichelis were also kept out of action.

Samir Nasri has been out in recent weeks but he should be available for City's Sunday match at White Hart Lane.

While Nasri may be healthy enough to participate, it seems unlikely that he will start against Spurs. He has primarily been a reserve when he has been available and when he has been given an extended opportunity to play he hasn't been great. Even with Yaya Toure out for the week, it is probably best to look elsewhere for points from City's midfield.
Sat, May 2, 2015 12:33:00 PM

Samir Nasri has started showing better form since returning from injury in Week 24.

Nasri had been having a very quiet season before his calf injury in early January but he appears to have returned with renewed energy. Over the past few weeks we've seen the Frenchman feature far more prominently in attack and he has been rewarded with two goals, two assists and 40 fantasy points over the past three matches. If this form continues then Nasri comes back in to play as an option for your team as Manchester City look to shut down Chelsea's lead at the top of the Premier League table.
Tue, Feb 24, 2015 04:39:00 AM

Manchester City will be at full strength for the clash with Hull as Samir Nasri returns to the squad.

Nasri has been out for the past few weeks with a calf injury but will return to the squad as City face Hull in Week 24. There is a chance the Frenchman gets a start in midfield but it's difficult to get excited about him from a fantasy stand-point, with him averaging just four points per game in the Yahoo format.
Sat, Feb 7, 2015 05:08:00 AM