Arsenal legend slams his home nation for not picking Nasri

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Patrick Vieira has stated that the Manchester City man should have made Didier Deschamps’ squad for the World Cup.

Samir Nasri has been omitted from France’s squad for the World Cup, with coach Didier Deschamps clearly not seeing eye-to-eye with the Manchester City attacker.

With the Gaelic nation notorious for internal bust-ups in major tournaments in recent times, it appears that the ex-Arsenal playmaker has been left out in the name on collective harmony.

However, former France midfielder Patrick Vieira has hit out at Nasri’s absence, stating that the midfielder should have been included.

"I played with Samir in the national team and I am still working with him at City," Vieira said at ITV's World Cup launch, published in The Guardian.

"We never heard nothing about him at City. I think in France sometimes they are not strong enough to deal with personalities. It's quite surprising because Deschamps has personality and experience.

"If you want to win the World Cup you need to select the best player. And Samir, this year he has been fantastic.

“He did everything to go to the World Cup. He has been scoring goals, making assists. The way he has grown up is his influence on the group and the team.

“He is a positive lad, he has been working really hard and he is taking more responsibility on his shoulder. He has got personality, and a strong personality. He never had a problem with Manchester City."

Nasri is said to be considering retiring from international football following the shun.

Les Bleus are in Group E alongside Honduras, Ecuador and Switzerland.

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