Manchester City’s Samir Nasri out three weeks with training injury

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Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri will not be available for his team’s Sunday match against Arsenal, as the Frenchman has been ruled out of play for three weeks with a calf injury sustained during training this week.

Nasri will miss four league games and an FA Cup fixture against Middlesboro. The club is hopeful that he will recover fitness when the Champions League match against Barcelona on Feb. 24 rolls around.

City manager Manuel Pellegrini said, courtesy of Sky Sports: “We have had some problems during the week with Samir.

“I think he will be out for three weeks but to come back before then will be very difficult.”

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The 27-year-old has tallied four assists on the year has served as a important piece to the squad’s playmaking, and his absence will inflict the Sky Blues with another difficult player loss following the extended unavailability of star striker Sergio Aguero.

In good news for City, though, both Vincent Kompany and Aguero could make their game day return at the Emirates. Kompany has been battling a reoccurring hamstring problem, and Aguero had been out since the beginning of December with knee ligament damage before returning last match.