Launch report Sky Sports, Nasri decided to retire after his reputation was tarnished due to a doping scandal in 2018. The 2010 French player of the year was punished UEFA for 18 months after receiving treatment at a Los Angeles clinic in violation of World Anti-Doping Agency rules.
Samir Nasri himself refused if he was called a doping user. He claimed the medication he received was just vitamins to treat his illness.
“An incident that really hurt me and changed my relationship with football: my suspension. I feel it’s more than unfair because I don’t use drugs,” said Nasri, quoted from Sky Sports.
“It was just a vitamin injection because I was sick. It just knocked me off the field,” he said.
After three years of trophyless service at the Emirates Stadium, Nasri crossed over to rivals Arsenal, Manchester City. He achieved success together The Citizens with two Premier League titles and one English League Cup.
Samir Nasri was loaned to Sevilla in 2016 and made a permanent move there the following year. He then continued his adventures at Antalyaspor (2017-2018), West Ham United (2019), before spending his last career at Anderlecht (2019-2020).
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