Samir Nasri facing stiff competition for a starting place - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester City winger Samir Nasri, also an attacking-midfielder, faces stiff competition for a regular role in the starting XI this season.
He must have been fearing the worst when new manager Manuel Pellegrini signed highly-rated right-winger Jesus Navas this summer.
Nasri, 26, started on the bench for the Premier League side’s opening game against Newcastle – which they went on to win 4-0.
Prior to the kickoff, BBC 5 Live commentators had revealed that Nasri was unhappy at being left on the bench. However, he did feature in the game, and grabbed himself a goal. But from the league debut performance of his successor Jesus Navas, it’s clear the French international will struggle to oust the Spaniard from the side this season.
Manchester City also have Scott Sinclair and James Milner who can both play on the right-hand side of midfield, so manager Manuel Pellegrini faces a task to keep th...