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Arsenal’s defeat to West Ham on Saturday has led to some fans claiming the club should have tried to sign Samir Nasri.

The Frenchman came back to haunt Arsenal at the London Stadium, setting up Declan Rice’s goal in the Hammers’ 1-0 win.

Nasri had been out of action for more than a year after breaking WADA’s doping rules, but fans wouldn’t have been able to tell with his performance against the Gunners.

The 31-year-old’s touch was on point, his movement superb and his passing spectacular.

The defeat put a big dent in the Gunners’ top four hopes who are now three points Chelsea having played an extra game.

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Unai Emery admitted in his pre-match press conference that Arsenal can only sign players on loan in January. And with this in mind, some Arsenal fans are wishing they had taken a gamble on former player Nasri, even if he did leave the club in acrimonious circumstances.

One supporter tweeted: “Should have signed Nasri. A man that can run with the ball from the middle. Plus free. I don’t give a s*** about the bad terms he left on.”

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Another posted: “Still think we should’ve just signed Nasri for free. Sagna too. Keep Theo last Jan, then get Cesc and Van Persie in

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