Samir Nasri, a former Arsenal and Manchester City player, was attacked by a fan during a visit to his hometown team Arsenal after 12 years.
“Nasri was attacked by a rogue fan at the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal’s home ground,” France’s RMC Sport reported on Sunday (Aug. 12). “Nasri was insulted by an Arsenal fan during Arsenal’s 1-0 Premier League win over Manchester City on Sunday.”
Nasri, a French midfielder, joined the Gunners in 2008 from French league side Olympique Marseille. He quickly became a favorite of then-manager Arsène Wenger, and his talent and playmaking ability made him a star in the Premier League.
But his time with Arsenal was short-lived. In 2011, Nasri headed to Man City, an emerging powerhouse in the league. City had been steadily strengthening their roster with the addition of Carlos Tevez, Yaya Toure, David Silva, and others, and Nasri, along with Edin Dzeko, Sergio Aguero, and Stefan Savic, helped them win the coveted Premier League title.
Coincidentally, it was this season that City made the leap to the top of the Premier League, and since the arrival of Pep Guardiola, they have been an absolute powerhouse. Arsenal, on the other hand, have been far from winning the league since their unbeaten 2003/04 campaign.
They came close to winning the title last season, but a late season upset allowed City to win the title. This is why Arsenal fans can’t feel good about City.
Arsenal fans, who had dreamed of glory with Nasri, saw him as a traitor when he left for Man City in pursuit of the title. Little did Nasri know that some of those feelings would still be with him 12 years later.
According to RMC Sports, the Arsenal fan who punched Nasri that day reportedly insulted him by saying that he had “sold his soul” to the club. Nasri scrambled to get away from the fan, and security rushed to protect him, preventing the incident from becoming a major problem.
“Near the press box, Nasri was attacked by an Arsenal fan who had followed him,” said Alex Crook, a journalist with TalkSPORT in the UK. The fan threw a 카지노 punch at Nasri and was immediately ejected from the stadium. It was a completely stupid thing to do,” he said, criticizing the attacker. Other Arsenal fans in the vicinity reportedly urged the fan attacking Nasri to “leave him alone”.
RMC Sports commented: “Nasri has been given the opportunity to watch two of the teams he played for during his playing days play each other to the hilt. But Nasri’s trip to London wasn’t easy,” RMC Sports wrote, highlighting Nasri’s day after he was attacked while visiting Arsenal for the first time in 12 years.