Nasri given three-match ban after no appeal

SAMIR NASRI will serve a three-match suspension after Manchester City decided not to appeal his sending off at Norwich on Saturday when he was dismissed for an alleged headbutt.

Roberto Mancini had hinted the club would appeal but that is not the case and Nasri will miss out on home dates against Stoke and Watford as well as a clash with former club Arsenal at the Emirates.

City's record with Nasri this season reads: W8 D7 L4 and without: W5 D3 L1

 

Match in Focus

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Arsenal v Besiktas

Home Win Draw Away Win
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  • Arsenal have won 12 and drawn one of their 13 Champions League playoff matches
Expert verdict
Arsenal will be buzzing after securing a last-gasp draw at Everton on Saturday but their only win in three matches this season came with a last goal at home to Crystal Palace. That is not the best of form and Besiktas caused problems in the first game so backing goals could be the value.

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