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Ex-Arsenal duo Nasri and Song's careers hit a new low - FCNaija

EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 07/02/2018

Samir Nasri and Alex Song who both departed Arsenal in 2011 and 2012 respectively have seen their struggling career hit a new low.

While Nasri swapped the Gunners for the riches of Manchester City, winning the Premier League in his debut season at the club, Song moved to Barcelona to sit on their bench.

Seven and six years afterwards, Nasri who swapped the Emirates stadium for the riches at Etihad and Song who sought greener pastures at Barcelona have become free agents, having been released by their last employers.

Having permanently joined Turkey's Antalyaspor just last summer from City following a season-long loan spell at Sevilla, Nasri is currently without a club.

While Song forced Rubin Kazan to release him after the Russian side failed to pay his wages, Nasri who permanently joined Turkey's Antalyaspor just last summer from City following a season-long loan spell at Sevilla is currently without a club.

Song's career has been in a downward spiral ever since he joined Barcelona five-and-a-half years ago, in which time he's spent two failed seasons on loan at West Ham.

The Cameroonian who is currently training with Arsenal's squad at London Colney back in 2014 admitted he had made a mistake leaving the Gunners.

"I would like to have gone back [to Arsenal] but they didn't want it. That's life.

"I don't hold any grudges against them. Cesc Fabregas equally wanted to go back to Arsenal but they did not want to take up the option to buy him." said Song during his loan spell at West Ham

What the future holds for Nasri and Song is very much unclear right now, but recent developments show their careers have now hit rock bottom.

Serie A's Benevento, who have been labelled 'Italy's worst ever top-flight team' have reportedly opened discussions to sign Nasri and Song, who could join former Arsenal teammate Bacary Sagna.

Nasri and Song have yet to accept Benevento's unenviable challenge, but just in case they reject, the Italian minnows have reportedly already prepared improved offers, according to Sky Italia.
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