‘What is going on?’: Football fans react to images of former Arsenal star Samir Nasri

Samir Nasri has stunned the football world with his latest looks.

Samir Nasri speaks during a press conference in Brussels (Photo credit should read VIRGINIE LEFOUR/AFP via Getty Images)

Most Arsenal and West Ham fans on Twitter have been stunned by Samir Nasri’s size after he appeared in a charity game for Marseille at the Stade Valedrome.

The 34-year-old only announced his retirement from football a month ago but looks to have let his figure slip already.

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Images of the former Premier League star instantly went viral due to his size and the fact that he had only just retired from football.

Nasri came through the ranks at Marseille, making more than 120 appearances for the French giants and was rightly included in the ‘Match des Heros’ between Marseille legends and a team assembled by UNICEF.

The former French international went on to enjoy a stellar career on the pitch with Arsenal and later Manchester City, where he won the Premier League title before returning to London to play for West Ham United under Manuel Pellegrini.

Five facts about Samir Nasri

  • When Nasri began his career as a footballer, the midfielder initially played under his mother’s surname,Ben Saïd but changed it to Samir Nasri, his fathers name. 
  • In his final season at Arsenal Nasri scored 15 goals in all competitions - including ten in the Premier League - and was crucial for the Gunners.
  • Nasri won two Premier League titles with Manchester City and a Capital One while the Citizens also lifted the Community Shield during his time. 
  • Nasri was born in France to Algerian parents just like Zinedine Zidane. 
  • He is fourth child of his parents and a practising Muslim.