Samir Nasri banned from football for six months after drip treatment whilst on loan at Sevilla from Manchester City

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Former Manchester City and Arsenal star Samir Nasri has landed himself a six-month ban from football after receiving a drip treatment whilst on loan at Sevilla back in 2016.

The 30-year-old has been without a club anyway since leaving Turkish side Antalyaspor in January, but this latest episode marks the latest low point in a career that has spiralled downwards in recent years.

According to BBC Sport, Nasri’s appearance at the drip clinic led to an investigation from a Spanish anti-doping agency, which has subsequently led to a ban from Uefa.

The former France international can appeal this decision, but may not have a leg to stand on due to photos that appeared online of him that confirmed he’d received the drip treatment from Drip Doctors.

Samir Nasri - Manchester City
Samir Nasri during his Manchester City days
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Samir Nasri as an Arsenal player back in 2010/11

BBC Sport report that Nasri went well over the limit for the level of fluids allowed over a six-hour period, as dictated by Wada rules.

Nasri first made waves in English football when he joined Arsenal in 2008, but despite some flashes of form and a big move to City, he is widely seen as having never really fulfilled the potential seen in him as a youngster.

It remains to be seen what Nasri can salvage from his career now after this latest embarrassment.

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