Date: 10th May 2019 at 1:39pm
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OPINION

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After impressing Manuel Pellegrini in training and securing his short term contract, he started on a decent footing in East London with a couple of promising performances that suggested at the very least there were still flashes of the Nasri of yesteryear hidden away somewhere.

Things began to go downhill pretty quickly, however, and he has managed just six appearances in all competitions as he struggled on and off with a recurrent calf issue.

Now there are definite question marks over whether or not the Hammers will see fit to renew his deal at the end of the season, and if he were to go, it is probably fair to say that he wouldn’t be missed too greatly.

The Hammers need to be kicking on now, and they need players they can rely on to be fit and perform week in, week out.

Nasri may still get one chance to prove himself, however.

According to manager Manuel Pellegrini, as reported in Football.London (12.38), the Frenchman is fit for the final game of the Hammers’ season against Watford on Sunday, and he must surely perform if he is to convince his boss of his worth.

Nasri is drinking in the last chance saloon at West Ham.

His time in London may be hanging by a thread, but if he can put in a show stopping display against the Hornets, maybe he can do enough to sneak his way into Pellegrini’s plans.