Pellegrini confirms Nasri out for a month with injury

Published January 16th, 2015 - 07:24 GMT

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that Samir Nasri is out for "three weeks to a month" with a calf injury.

The France international has been ruled out of Sunday's clash with former side Arsenal at the Etihad and also looks set to sit out the forthcoming trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea on January 31.

However, there was better news for the Premier League champions with captain Vincent Kompany fit again and set to face the Gunners.

"Unfortunately, Samir Nasri has a calf injury so he will not be fit. I think he will be out for around three weeks to a month," he told reporters.

"Vincent Kompany is 100 per cent fit. We have some doubts about Edin Dzeko. We will see tomorrow the squad list.

"It's a very important game. Arsenal are not at the top of the table at the moment but they always have high targets. Both teams play very attractive football so I hope we are going to see a very good match."

Pellegrini also claimed that City would not be dipping into the transfer market again this winter, following the signing of Wilfried Bony, and says he is happy with his squad.

"Well we'll see. We are not thinking of that at this moment, but as I always say the transfer window is until the end of January and we will see what happens in the future but in this moment I think that we have the squad for the rest of the season," he added.

"I don't need to do it. Maybe in February we need to give the squad list to the Champions League, we will see what happens at that moment and we will decide which player will not be in that list."


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