Yesterday saw Samir Nasri make his Premier League return against Arsenal. The Frenchman signed for the club after an 18-month ban for doping. Prior to yesterday, the last time Nasri played in the competition was against West Ham for Manchester City back in August 2016, and it’s fair to say the Frenchman hasn’t lost it.
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 12, 2019
The Frenchman turned out for 70 minutes in what was a famous win for the Hammers. The game was decided by a Declan Rice goal in the second half and the young defensive midfielder deserves all the credit he’s been getting, but at the same time he’s been taking a lot of the attention away from the Irons 31-year-old January import, and he was the man who set up the winning goal.
Nasri still has a lot of promise and a lot to offer in Engish football, and he proved that yesterday. Manuel Pellegrini deserves all of the credit for making the move to sign the player after his ban ended, and after getting his first Premier League assist in a West Ham shirt, he will now be looking for his first goal in claret and blue when they travel to face Bournemouth next week.
You can read the Hammers’ thoughts on Nasri’s return here:
Well played Nasri so much class going to be good signing for us.
— Michael Oaks (@mikoaks) January 12, 2019
Great game from nasri. He should be proud of that performance. Looking forward to seeing more from the team
— Daniel ross (@Danross1982) January 12, 2019
Should have. Web a straight swap for Antonio. He’s played well but he looks knackered. Nasri was playing well with Anderson
— ryan cooper (@newstudioblues) January 12, 2019
BEST PLAYER IN PREMIER LEAGUE
— Tanguy. (@TSauveur_) January 12, 2019
Nasri was Quality didn’t expect that
— Ollie (@Ollie_WHUFC) January 12, 2019
Gotta give Samir Nasri a special mention bloody quality
— Steve skeats (@Steveskeats1) January 12, 2019
Samir Nasri was quality today, class act and great assist. Fair play to him
I always said as long as he comes and gives 100% we will back him.
— (@Steve_V84) 12 January 2019
The Hammers love the idea of Nasri flying for them and will be desperate for him to continue the way he’s started.
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