Samir Nasri could be on the verge of doing Arsenal a massive favour

Ever since he moved to Manchester City in 2011, Samir Nasri has not exactly been the most popular of players among Arsenal fans.

The French midfielder departed north London in search of trophies and he succeeded, winning two Premier League titles with the oil-rich Citizens.

However, most Gunners fans will tell you that his departure was not to do with capturing major honours, instead, it was about the number of zeroes on his weekly salary.

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Whenever he returns to the Emirates, Nasri is greeted with rapturous boos and Arsenal supporters have been openly delighted that his career has stagnated in recent years.

His spell at Sevilla last season yielded some success but towards the latter stages of the season, the Frenchman was exposed for his lack of fitness and poor conduct on and off the pitch.

Nevertheless, the 30-year-old could be about to do Arsenal a massive favour in this transfer window as he looks certain to depart the Etihad.

Pep Guardiola has made it clear he has no future in his side and Nasri has been linked with a move to French side Nice, according to the Daily Mail.

The south coast club qualified for the Champions League last season and if the former Gunners man makes the move back to his homeland, it could mean Nice will allow highly-rated midfielder Jean Michael Seri to leave for Arsenal.

According to the Mirror, Arsene Wenger is very keen on the Ivory Coast international and is contemplating a £35m bid for his services.

If Nice acquire Nasri as a suitable replacement for the all-action midfielder, Arsenal may finally make a big signing in an area that is in desperate need of improvement.

Would this lead to Arsenal fans forgiving the Frenchman for his past betrayal? Possibly, at least to some degree, however, if they were to meet Nice in the Europa League this season, Nasri would still be jeered.

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