Samir Nasri makes his first public appearance since retiring with a “fuller figure.”
Samir Nasri, a former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder, has updated his Instagram account three months after making an appearance with a ‘fuller’ figure during a legends match following his retirement.
Samir Nasri, a former Arsenal, Manchester City, and West Ham midfielder, updated his 700,000 Instagram followers after displaying his fuller figure as part of a Marseille legends side in October.
After moving from north London to Manchester, the 34-year-old won two Premier League titles and the League Cup. He also played for Sevilla, West Ham, and Anderlecht before calling it a day.
Nasri, who was once lauded for his nimbleness and dribbling prowess, wasn’t quite as nimble in a recent charity match against a UNICEF team, in which he was joined by Didier Drogba and Djibril Cisse.
Fans were pleased to see Nasri appear to be enjoying his retirement, and he has now shared another advantage of not having to be so disciplined on Instagram.
Nasri’s upload is titled “La Familia,” and it shows him and six others eating at a restaurant while posing for the camera.
“Samir Nasri is currently playing in a friendly with Marseille,” one fan said on Twitter after seeing photos of his new look during the recent friendly match.
He appears to be having a good time in retirement.”
“Honestly thought that picture of Samir Nasri was fake,” a second added.
Tell us in the comments section if Samir Nasri was once Arsenal’s best midfielder.
Between 2007 and 2013, the playmaker made 41 appearances for France, but his career was hampered by a doping ban imposed in December 2016 for violating WADA rules.
After receiving an intravenous drip of 500 millilitres of water containing nutrients, Nasri was given a six-month suspension, which was later extended by another 12 months.
Although he returned to play for West Ham in 2018, Nasri admits that the suspension contributed to his decision to retire after failing to reclaim his best form.
“An incident severely harmed me and forever altered my relationship with football: my suspension.”
He told Le Journal du Dimanche, “I found it more than unfair because I didn’t take any drugs.”
“After that [leaving Anderlecht], I didn’t necessarily have the motivation anymore,” Nasri continued.
“I couldn’t find a challenge that suited me.
And if it wasn’t for OM, I couldn’t see myself returning to France.”