Injury Blow For Nasri

Samir Nasri has been ruled out of France’s friendly with Sweden on Wednesday because of a thigh strain.

The Arsenal midfielder was called into Les Bleus’ squad on Monday following the withdrawal of winger Hatem Ben Arfa, who injured his adductors at the weekend.

But Nasri will not board Tuesday’s flight to Gothenburg, the French Football Federation confirmed on their website.

The former Marseille playmaker has been struggling with a thigh injury for the past couple of weeks, although he was able to start for the Gunners in their Premier League curtain-raiser against West Brom on Saturday – a game in which he scored in.

William Gallas, Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna look set to start with the latter two being one of Arsenal’s most consistent performers last season.

Gooner Talk can reveal that Nasri will be avaliable for Saturday’s London derby game with Fulham which is live on Setanta Sports 1.


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