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Samir Nasri | Midfielder

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/26/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 165

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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. Nov 19 - 4:28 AM

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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.
Oct 19 - 5:36 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.

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.
Oct 2 - 8:10 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.
May 2 - 12:33 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.
Feb 24 - 4:39 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.
Feb 7 - 5:08 AM

Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed Samir Nasri will be sidelined for around a month following the news that the French midfielder will undergo surgery to cure a niggling groin problem.

It had been hoped that Nasri would be back after a short spell out – indeed the player was an unused substitute last weekend and missed the midweek demolition of Sheffield Wednesday – but despite a return training the problem remained and on the advice of the club doctor Samir Nasri has opted for a small surgical procedure - the player has targeted a return for the Manchester derby at the beginning of November. Even with Fernando [groin] still out the Citizens have more than enough strength and depth to cope with the loss of another midfielder with Frank Lampard finding his feet and goal scoring touch while James Milner sent a gentle reminder of his obvious quality with an impressive performance against Chelsea last weekend.
Source: The Guardian
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 05:05:00 AM

Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini confirmed Samir Nasri will be one of five players expected to miss the Capital One clash with Sheffield Wednesday this week because of injury.

The French midfielder picked up a minor groin strain during the defeat to Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League and his projected absence will be around two weeks. Nasri is one of a number of players who will sit out of Wednesday’s cup tie providing City squad members with an excellent opportunity to gain some valuable game time. Sergio Aguero [knee] and David Silva [ankle] will not be risked although they should be fine for Saturday while Stevan Jovetic [hamstring] is rated as 50/50 with Fernando [groin] still 10-14 days away. Pablo Zabaleta is suspended after picking up two yellow cards against Chelsea on Sunday but will return to domestic action at Hull City.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 11:23:00 AM

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has signed a new five-year contract with the club.

Nasri had initially failed to shine at the Etihad and had a difficult second season under Roberto Mancini, but things improved in a big way during Manuel Pellegrini's first campaign in charge. The midfielder featured in 34 games, scoring 7 goals, and was a key member of the squad that sealed City their second Premier League title. The contract extension proves how settled the 27-year-old is feeling at the club and we can expect another big season from him as he looks to prove the French national bosses were wrong to exclude him from their World Cup squad.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 04:08:00 AM

Samir Nasri has been left out of France's WC squad in one of the most shocking decisions regarding the World Cup.

France manager Didier Deschamps stated that Nasri is not happy as a substitute and that "can be felt in the squad" as part of the reason he didn't choose Nasri as part of his 23-man squad. He also stated that he built the best squad for the World Cup instead of choosing the 23 best French players. Nasri said he respects Deschamps' decision and has no regrets. The French midfielder was an important part of Manchester City's title run this season and will continue being a big part next season. The World Cup snub should only motivate him more.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, May 13, 2014 08:24:00 PM

Manchester City won a second Premier League title in three years as goals from Samir Nasri and captain Vincent Kompany secured victory over West Ham.

The success was sealed with an easy 2-0 win over West Ham, who failed to offer the resistance that Liverpool were hoping for. City were in complete control from kick-off, but they had to wait 39 minutes for the inevitable opening goal, a fine strike from distance by Samir Nasri. You could sense the relief around the Etihad stadium, and that feeling doubled along with score-line just minutes in to the second half as Vincent Kompany scored from close range after Edin Dzeko over-powered Andy Carroll. The rest of the game was a procession, the full time whistle was blown, the fans invaded the pitch, and Manchester City are the 2013/14 Premier League champions, finishing two points ahead of runners-up Liverpool, scoring 102 goals along the way. Congratulations to the club and their manager Manuel Pellegrini, who has enjoyed a fantastic first season in English football.
Source: BBC Sport
Sun, May 11, 2014 12:13:00 PM

Manchester City forward Samir Nasri has returned to full training and could be available for the UEFA Champions League last-16 tie against Barcelona next week.

This is great news for Manchester City, who have badly missed Nasri's spark in midfield, drawing two blanks in a row against Chelsea and Norwich. Further good news is on the horizon for the title challengers, as Manuel Pellegrini revealed that Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho are only a week further behind in their recoveries.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Feb 12, 2014 08:38:00 AM

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has been ruled out for eight weeks with a medial knee ligament injury suffered against Newcastle.

Losing a player for two months is never good news, but the results of the scans are a vast improvement over the initial reports suggesting Nasri's injury was so serious that it could see him miss the rest of the season. The French midfielder could be back in March to help Manchester City for the run-in.
Source: BBC Sport
Mon, Jan 13, 2014 10:53:00 AM