Samir Nasri returned to English football this month following a turbulent few years away.
The Frenchman was once a prized asset at both Arsenal and Manchester City, where he won two Premier League titles.
However, the attacking midfielder’s attitude has often been called into question, and after falling out with France manager Didier Deschamps, he retired from international duty in 2014 at the age of 27.
In February 2018 Nasri was given a retrospective doping ban following the Drip Doctors incident, which resulted in his contract with Turkish side Antalyaspor being cancelled.
The 31-year-old is finally back in football after signing with West Ham United this month on a short-term deal, assisting the winning goal in his debut against none other than Arsenal.
Manager Manuel Pellegrini backs his latest acquisition to thrive in the Premier League, and get some “revenge” while he’s at it:
“He has a lot of quality, in the way he wants to get some revenge in football. His quality, we never had any doubts about him.” Pellegrini told a pre-match press conference.
West Ham travel to the Vitality to face Bournemouth tomorrow afternoon.