Former Manchester City and Arsenal midfielder, Samir Nasri has announced his
retirement at 34, The France international, who won two Premier League titles
and a League Cup with City during his five-year stay at the Etihad had most recently
been playing in Belgium with former team-mate Vincent Kompany’s Anderlecht side.
Nasri had previously had spells with Sevilla on loan, then Antalyaspor and West Ham
after his departure from City, but left the Belgian side when the coronavirus
pandemic brought football in the country to a halt in 2020.
In 2018 Nasri was handed an 18-month ban from UEFA after receiving an intravenous
treatment at a Los Angeles clinic two years earlier in breach of World Anti-Doping
Speaking to French publication Le Journal du Dimanche Nasri revealed that the ban
had played a part in his decision to retire as it had disrupted his career.