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Samir Nasri was traded on loan to Sevilla on the August transfer deadline after the former Arsenal had been told that he was surplus to requirements this term by coach Pep Guardiola.

Looking back at the former France international, he started really well but eventually faded out like the others.

Nasri was once touted as the next Zinedine Zidane – yes, he was once that good. After joining Arsene Wenger’s squad, it seemed as if the Frenchman would get the best tutelage under one of his countrymen, and go the way of the Real Madrid legend and coach. The notion was that he would develop as the way of Cesc Fabregas who had started relatively unknown yet grew at Arsenal to become one of the best midfielders and captaining the team at a young age.

As Arsenal couldn’t find their rhythm to break through the titles’ drought, Nasri left. Roberto Mancini signed him in 2011, and so far he has two Premier League medals to his belt but the way his career is towing, he might never play for a top side again. Sevilla is a big test for the 29-year old, and he would really need to impress to continue in the top league.

To be fair to Nasri, he was impressive in his first three years, but soon his performance started declining. In the 2014/15 season, he picked up an injury, but it seems the corrective surgeries did more harm than good to his career. His 40 games per season show dropped, so did his first team opportunities. Last term, he missed 35 games due to a hamstring injury. This forced the club to make a move as they grew impatient. Guardiola has huge targets from his first season, so he decided to ship him out. If Nasri doesn’t return to top form after this term, City would likely cut him loose.