Samir Nasri made a surprise return to Emirates Stadium earlier this afternoon — as a spectator.
The French midfielder, who is currently nursing a knee injury, didn’t travel with the City squad that beat Arsenal 2-0 but still made his own way to the ground alongside former team-mate and close friend Marouane Chamakh.
Both Nasri and Chamakh were out partying in a lavish London nightclub last night and had made plans beforehand to attend Sunday’s game.
According to eyewitness reports from several supporters, Nasri was taunted by a handful of teenage Arsenal fans as he made his way into the stadium, where an older supporter subsequently squared up to the 25-year-old and had to be restrained by West Ham loanee Chamakh.
As Gooner Talk revealed earlier last month, Nasri is still in regular contact with Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger and had enquired about the possibility of returning to the club at the start of the season.
Meanwhile, Arsenal face Swansea City in an FA Cup third round replay on Wednesday night and will be without Mikel Arteta after he was ruled out three weeks with a calf strain.
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