Samir Nasir: Ex-Arsenal and Man City Star Retires Aged Just 34

Samir Nasir: Ex-Arsenal and Man City Star Retires Aged Just 34

  • Samir Nasri's promising football career took a sudden twist after he was slapped with an 18-month doping ban in 2018
  • The midfielder cited the ban as one of the key reasons that influenced his decision to retire from football
  • Nasri made a name for himself at Marseille before moving to Arsenal and later Man City where he won the EPL
  • T had stints with West Ham, Sevilla, Antalyaspor, and Anderlecht who released him in 2020

Former Premier League star Samir Nasri has called time on his glittering football career aged 34.

Samir Nasri of Arsenal celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at City of Manchester Stadium on October 24, 2010 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Samir Nasri's promising football career took a sudden twist after he was slapped with an 18-month doping ban in 2018. Photo by Clive Rose.
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Nasri enjoyed a successful career in the English topflight with Arsenal before joining Man City where he tasted Premier League glory.

However, his career was destroyed when he was visited by a Drip Doctors medic in Los Angeles.

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In 2018, he was slapped with an 18-month ban for the intravenous drip treatment, a twist in his career that he says changed his view of football.

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His ban came while on loan with La Liga side Sevilla, but his career effectively came to an end after he was released by Anderlecht in 2020.

At 34, he has now resolved he will not be making a comeback, revealing to Le Journal du Dimanche the ban had played a huge role in his decision to retire.

"An incident really hurt me and changed my relationship with football: my suspension. I found it more than unfair as I didn't take any drugs," he said as quoted by Sky Sports.
"It was just an injection of vitamins because I was sick. It stopped me in my tracks," he added.

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Nasri shot to prominence as a promising talent at Marseille, before moving to the Premier League with Arsenal.

He would later join Man City, where he would win two Premier League titles and a League Cup.

The midfielder went on to have spells at Sevilla, Antalyaspor, West Ham, and Anderlecht.

Arsenal thrash Tottenham in North London Derby

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Arsenal recorded another impressive 3-1 victory over Tottenham as they continue their resurgence in the Premier League.

The Gunners who started the new campaign with three straight losses have now won their last three matches on the bounce.

The north London derby was another acid test for Mikel Arteta who is gradually getting in gear with his young side.

Emile Smith-Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Bukayo Saka scored for the Gunners while Heung-Min Son netted for Spurs.

The Gunner have now moved to 10th position of the league standings after recording three consecutive wins.

Source: Legit.ng News

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