Tag: Samir Nasri

Samir Nasri played for Arsenal Football Club. The French midfielder joined Arsenal from Marseille in 2008 for £12m. Nasri left Arsenal for Manchester City in 2011 for £25m. In total, he made 125 appearances for Arsenal and scored 27 goals. Nasri wore the number 8 shirt for Arsenal. He was born on June 26, 1987. Nasri currently plays for Anderlecht.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Samir Nasri of Arsenal looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on August 20, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Nasri’s Arsenal snub: City over Arsenal, Marseille always first

Samir Nasri reveals Marseille and Man City rank higher than Arsenal in his loyalties, reopening old wounds for Gunners fans.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says goodbye to the Arsenal fans after 22 years at the helm at the end of the Premier League match between Arsenal and Burnley at Emirates Stadium on May 6, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Top 10 Arsenal midfielders under Arsene Wenger

Explore the brilliance of Arsène Wenger's top 10 midfielders at Arsenal, showcasing their pivotal role in the club's iconic playing style.
LENS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 03: Arsenal Manager Mikel Arteta reacts during the UEFA Champions League match between RC Lens and Arsenal FC at Stade Bollaert-Delelis on October 03, 2023 in Lens, France. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

What they said: Managers and players react to Arsenal’s defeat at Lens

Key figures weigh in on Arsenal's disappointing 2-1 defeat to RC Lens in the Champions League. Arteta, Haise, Saliba, Nasri, Danso and Odegaard share their post-match thoughts.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 14: Gabriel Jesus of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Emirates Stadium on May 14, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal or Manchester City? Referees DO see a difference

Discover the intriguing pattern of yellow card frequency for footballers who've played for both Manchester City and Arsenal.
Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola talks to Manchester City's French midfielder Samir Nasri (L) on August 28, 2016. (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Man City or Arsenal? Samir Nasri gives his Premier League title prediction

Samir Nasri thinks Manchester City will win the Premier League this season, with Arsenal suffering from a lack of experience in these situations.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Park Chu-Young of Arsenal is congratulated by team mates after scoring his teams second goal of the game during the Carling Cup Fourth Round match between Arsenal and Bolton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on October 25, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

9 Arsenal Banter Era players: Where are they now?

Gael Clichy left Arsenal in the summer of 2011 because he didn't feel wanted, so who else left that summer which heralded the start of the Banter Era.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Samir Nasri of Arsenal looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on August 20, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Samir Nasri – I don’t hate Arsenal

Samir Nasri's son is reportedly an Arsenal supporter, and the former Gunner told fans that proves he doesn't hate his old club.
Huddersfield Town's Yaya Sanogo during the Sky Bet Championship match at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield. Picture date: Friday, March 5, 2021. Copyright: Tim Goode

29yo former Arsenal striker still looking for club after 7 months

Yaya Sanogo is still without a club after 7 months and the former Arsenal frontman is pleading for a new home.
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Former Gunner argues William Saliba is ready to play for Arsenal

Former Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri is the latest person within football to suggest William Saliba should be playing for the Gunners.
Arsenal's French player Samir Nasri (L) is congratulated by Coach Arsene Wenger (R) after he scored the second goal against Manchester United during the Premiership match at The Emirates Stadium in London on November 8, 2008. Nasri scored both Arsenal goals to win the game 2-1. (ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Samir Nasri retires from professional football at 34

Former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has announced his retirement from professional football.
Huddersfield Town's Yaya Sanogo during the Sky Bet Championship match at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield. Picture date: Friday, March 5, 2021. Copyright: Tim Goode

4 ex-Arsenal players still available for free

The transfer window is now closed but there are a few former Arsenal men still seeking a new home.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 02: Gael Clichy (R) of Arsenal celebrates with team mate Samir Nasri (L) after scoring his sides fifth goal during the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON 5th Round Replay match between between Arsenal and Leyton Orient at the Emirates Stadium on March 2, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

4 former Arsenal players who are now free agents

There are four ex-Arsenal players currently without a home, so could any of them turn up in the Premier League this season?
Arsenal's French defender Gael Clichy (R) celebrates scoring the fifth goal during their FA Cup fifth round replay football match against Leyton Orient at the Emirates Stadium, London, England, on March 2, 2011. AFP PHOTO/ GLYN KIRK

Who? Former Arsenal star says lots of players felt unwanted at club

Gael Clichy has told the Arsenal podcast that he left because he didn't feel wanted and there were others who left at the same time who felt the same way, so who are they? Let's take a look...
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - AUGUST 09: Samir Nasri of Anderlecht in action during the Jupiler Pro League match between RSCA or Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht and KV Mechelen at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium on August 09, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Anderlecht set to sack Nasri over lockdown behaviour

RSC Anderlecht are planning to sack Samir Nasri over his behaviour during the coronavirus lockdown, as the only player to fail to follow their instructions.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Samir Nasri of Arsenal looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on August 20, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Samir Nasri makes surprising pick between Liverpool and Manchester City stars

Samir Nasri has said he'd prefer to play with Riyad Mahrez than Mo Salah because the latter is more selfish and 'only aspires to score goals.'

How much? Samir Nasri interested in Australia move until he finds out his wages

Samir Nasri looked like he could be about to head to Australia to revive his career after his return to playing with West Ham failed to impress anyone then he found out how little money was available and changed his mind.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Lucas Perez of West Ham United celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Cardiff City at London Stadium on December 4, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

West Ham to ditch 2 former Arsenal stars

West Ham are set to ditch Samir Nasri and Lucas Perez but Jack Wilshere looks to be safe.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Samir Nasri of Arsenal looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on August 20, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Samir Nasri: I cried because I thought my career was over after 18-month ban

Samir Nasri admits he thought his footballing career was over during his recent 18-month ban, before eventually returning to the professional game with West Ham United.
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 04: Samir Nasri of Sevilla takes to the field during the Copa del Rey Round of 16 First Leg match between Real Madrid and Sevilla at Bernabeu on January 4, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Samir Nasri will sign for West Ham on January 1

Former Arsenal wideman Samir Nasri will sign for West Ham when the transfer window officially opens, committing to the club for six months with an option for a further two years.
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Samir Nasri of Sevilla and Jamie Vardy of Leicester City butt heads during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Leicester City and Sevilla FC at The King Power Stadium on March 14, 2017 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Samir Nasri demands £100k-per-week from West Ham

Samir Nasri has allegedly demanded just short of £100kpw to sign for West Ham as he looks to rebuild his career following a lengthy ban for doping.
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Arsene Wenger’s AC Milan denials mean little: 5 times he’s lied before

Arsene Wenger has called reports he is set to take over the AC Milan manager's job 'fake news' but the Frenchman has form when it comes to lying about rumours.
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 04: Samir Nasri of Sevilla takes to the field during the Copa del Rey Round of 16 First Leg match between Real Madrid and Sevilla at Bernabeu on January 4, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Samir Nasri to Everton: Doping, bans, & denials – what’s going on?

Reports emerged late last week that former Arsenal wide-man, Samir Nasri, could join Everton when his doping ban ends at the end of the month but the club have moved to distance themselves from reports.
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 04: Samir Nasri of Sevilla takes to the field during the Copa del Rey Round of 16 First Leg match between Real Madrid and Sevilla at Bernabeu on January 4, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Samir Nasri has doping ban extended to 18 months

Samir Nasri has had his doping ban extended from six to 18 months the day his ban was supposed to end.
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 04: Samir Nasri of Sevilla takes to the field during the Copa del Rey Round of 16 First Leg match between Real Madrid and Sevilla at Bernabeu on January 4, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Nasri slapped with 6-month ban after infamous Drip Doctors visit

Samir Nasri has received a six-month ban after visiting Drip Doctors in Los Angeles back on Boxing Day 2016.
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Nasri set for Mancini reunion at Zenit

Former Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri could be joining Zenit St. Petersburg after he was released by Antalyaspor.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Samir Nasri of Arsenal looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on August 20, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Benevento open negotiations to sign Nasri and Song after securing Sagna

After signing former Gunner Bacary Sagna, Benevento are now in talks with Samir Nasri and Alex Song over the pair joining their old teammate, according to reports.
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 04: Samir Nasri of Sevilla takes to the field during the Copa del Rey Round of 16 First Leg match between Real Madrid and Sevilla at Bernabeu on January 4, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Nasri to terminate contract as 4-year ban looms

Samir Nasri is set to terminate his contract with Turkish club Antalyaspor.
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 04: Samir Nasri of Sevilla takes to the field during the Copa del Rey Round of 16 First Leg match between Real Madrid and Sevilla at Bernabeu on January 4, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

UEFA doping investigation into Samir Nasri re-opens

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected Samir Nasri's appeal against a doping investigation, allowing UEFA to continue looking into the former Arsenal midfielder who faces a four-year ban.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 05: Robin van Persie of Arsenal celebrates scoring their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium on May 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

5 times Arsene Wenger lied about transfers

Arsene Wenger hasn't always been truthful when talking about transfers. 
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Samir Nasri of Arsenal looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on August 20, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Nasri: I could have done better

Samir Nasri has admitted he could have made more of his career.
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Nasri: I could have joined Milan in the summer

Former Gunner, Samir Nasri, has revealed why he turned down the chance to join Italian giants AC Milan this summer and instead signed for Antalyaspor.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Samir Nasri of Arsenal looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on August 20, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Nasri: Wenger wanted me to go to PSG not Man City

Samir Nasri has said he rejected a move to Paris Saint-Germain so he could join Manchester City in 2011, against the wishes of Arsene Wenger.
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Samir Nasri leaves Man City a shadow of the player Arsenal made

Samir Nasri has officially left Manchester City and signed for Turkish side, Antalyaspor.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Samir Nasri of Arsenal looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on August 20, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Supporters react to news of Nasri’s move to Antalyaspor

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has been pictured in an Antalyaspor scarf as he looks to complete a move to Turkey this summer.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Samir Nasri of Arsenal looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on August 20, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Samir Nasri set for Antalyaspor move and an end to relevancy

Former Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri is set to join Turkish club Antlyaspor according to a report.

Wenger explains the Arsenal ‘banter era’

Arsene Wenger has explained why Arsenal had to sell players between 2006 and 2015.

Arsenal ‘traitor’ could be the key to the Gunners signing Seri

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri could help former club Arsenal sign Jean-Michael Seri, with Seri’s side Nice keen on Nasri’s signature, potentially as a replacement for the 26-year-old.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 05: Robin van Persie of Arsenal celebrates scoring their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium on May 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Top 5 biggest Arsenal traitors

With Alexis Sanchez potentially set to force a move away from Arsenal this summer or leave on a free next year, we look back at Arsenal's top five traitors.

5 players Arsenal should never have sold

With the news that Wojciech Szczesny has sealed a permanent move to Juventus, Arsenal fans have once again been forced to question the motives behind the sale.

5 Arsenal players that shouldn’t have been sold

With the news that Wojciech Szczesny has landed in Juventus ahead of his permanent move to the Serie A club, Arsenal fans have once again been forced to question the motives behind the sale.