Samir Nasri is first player in Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City ‘fat camp’ as boss reveals midfielder reported back to pre-season overweight.
The former Arsenal star has not featured in the two pre-season friendlies so far under new manager after piling on the pounds over the summer.
Gael Clichy said earlier this week how the new Manchester City chief has introduced a ‘fat camp’ at the Etihad this summer.
And Guardiola explained how he wanted his players to be in tip-top shape — and would not tolerate anything less.
While explaining the reasons why Nasri has not future in the two pre-season friendly so far, Guardiola said; “He arrived a little bit overweight. He’s much better now but he is still a little bit overweight.
“Last season he was overweight and he was injured all season, so we want to avoid that.
“The players that are on the pitch they are fit, their weight is in the right place to arrive at many minutes like Tosin today or like Fernandinho or like Kolarov and all the other ones.
“But hopefully in the next two weeks he will be right with us.”
Reports also suggested that 19-year-old Kelechi Iheanacho had fallen foul of Guardiola’s strict rules on weight but the Nigerian striker played in Shenzhen yesterday as City drew 1-1 against Borussia Dortmund before winning on penalties.
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