Former Manchester City and Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri retires aged 34

Nasri scored five goals for France in 41 appearances and won two Premier League titles with Manchester City.

Samir Nasri won two English League Cups, two English Super Cups and as many Premier League titles with Manchester City. (File Photo)   -  REUTERS

Former France midfielder Samir Nasri announced on Sunday that he was officially retiring from professional football after a career that started in 2004.

Nasri, 34, served an 18-month doping suspension from 2018, an episode that he said changed his way of seeing football.

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"It was just an injection of vitamins because I was sick," the former Olympique de Marseille, Arsenal and Manchester City player, whose career effectively ended last year after a short stint at Anderlecht, told Le Journal du Dimanche newspaper.

He scored five goals for France and picked up 41 caps between 2007 and 2013.

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