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Former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has signed for West Ham (Martin Rickett/PA)

Former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has signed for West Ham (Martin Rickett/PA)

Former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has signed for West Ham (Martin Rickett/PA)

Former France midfielder Samir Nasri has completed his move to West Ham on a deal until the end of the season after he finished a doping ban.

Yesterday, West Ham announced the signing of Nasri, 31, who is available to play from today after an 18-month ban for receiving an intravenous treatment at a Los Angeles clinic in breach of the World Anti-Doping Agency's rules.

Nasri has been without a club since leaving Antalyaspor of Turkey in January and previously played in the Premier League for Arsenal and Manchester City, the latter under now West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini.

He has been training with West Ham and there is an option to extend his stay beyond the end of the season.

Irish Independent