Nasri is unlikely to be sidelined.

The French midfielder took a blow on his head during Wednesday’s clash with Liverpool and was forced off to be replaced by Tomas Rosicky after just 34 minutes.

But while initial signs were that Nasri had sustained a serious injury after failing to see out the first half, his problem was actually nothing severe.

According to Wenger, the 22-year-old could have completed the match but fears of risking any damage meant Nasri had to be substituted.

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“Nasri had a knock on his head. He felt unwell and I didn’t want to take a chance because it was his head.” Wenger said.

“That’s why I took him off. He wanted to stay on but he felt sick so I didn’t want to take a chance.”