It was the fourth-straight year a Manchester club won the PL, with United and City alternating crowns between 2011-14.
Nasri fired a rocket off the inside of the far post from well outside the 18 to make it 1-0, and he’d play the corner kick that wound up in the net off Kompany’s boot in a less classy-looking but nevertheless effective goal.
West Ham has secured the signing of French international Samir Nasri, announcing the deal on Monday, the final day of Nasri’s 18-month doping ban.
Nasri was banned by UEFA in February after receiving an intravenous drip at a Los Angeles clinic. The event was initially discovered after a social media post by the clinic showed Nasri receiving treatment while with Spanish club Sevilla. Nasri’s initial ban was six months, but was increased to 18 months on appeal by UEFA’s ethics and disciplinary inspector. The ban was backdated to to July 1 2017 despite Nasri appearing eight times for Turkish club Antalyaspor since that time.
The 31-year-old links back up with Manuel Pellegrini, Nasri’s manager at Manchester City where the pair won a Premier League title in 2014. “He is a player I obviously know well from our time together at Manchester City and I am happy to be working with him again,” Pellegrini told the official West Ham website.
The club release announcing the signing confirmed that Nasri has trained with West Ham for a number of weeks working his fitness up to playing levels hoping to snag a deal when his doping ban ends.
“He has been working very hard here in recent weeks to build up his fitness and condition after a long period without playing, and he is now very determined to return to his best,” Pellegrini said.
Nasri said he is excited to return to the Premier League and join West Ham. “You choose a club because of the ambition, and I think that West Ham has everything to be one of the biggest clubs in London, for sure,” Nasri told the official club release. “I mean, 60,000 people every game at home, we play in the Olympic Stadium. The training ground is there and you have owners who want to invest and have a good team. Everything is there to be doing great things.”
Nasri played in London before, suiting up for Arsenal where he spent three seasons before moving to Manchester City in the summer of 2011.
During the time in question, Nasri was on loan from Manchester City with Spanish side Sevilla.
Nasri reportedly received the treatment upon an initial diagnosis from his ex-girlfriend Dr. Sarabjit Anand. He later traveled to LA for the treatment, where a private medical company known as the Drip Doctors, set up the IV drip for Nasri.
The IV was said to have contained sterile water containing 50 milliliters of micronutrient components, which given in an infusion over the span of six hours is considered illegal by the World Anti-doping Agency.
Nasri is without a club at this time, after last appearing for Turkish club Antalyaspor in January. The 30-year-old left the side this winter after making just eight appearances in all competitions.