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The injuries have hit Manchester City quite hard recently. Their key players have been ruled out for several weeks leaving the manager Manuel Pellegrini with very few options.

The Sky Blues have lost almost all their first choice attackers to injury. The likes of Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko, they are going to be unavailable for the next three games at least and Pellegrini, in all likelihood, would now be going with the make shift strikers.

One of the players whom the City boss can think of using in the front line is Samir Nasri.

After the form that the Frenchman has shown playing in the attacking midfield role in the last one month or so, one can easily trust him to do the job upfront.

Nasri might not have scored any goal in the Premier League this season, but, he has been pretty handy.

And it’s not only in the Premier League; his performance has not been inferior to anyone in the Champions League either. His rocket goal in the game versus Roma would be remembered by the City fans for a long, long time.

And, as far as playing upfront is concerned, Nasri is not someone who is unfamiliar to it. For the Gunners, he had played as a striker in most of the games in the summer of 2011-12 and had scored goals.

For City, Nasri has always been used in the midfield, but, he has that potential in him to change his game according to the need.

The other option that Pellegrini has had is Scott Sinclair, but, the thing with him is that he is a specialist winger and for him to get used to the pace straightaway, playing in the central role, it would be tough.