Nasri not fearing United trip
Samir Nasri does not believe a trip to Old Trafford has the same fear factor as in previous years.
Last Updated: 12/12/10 9:29pm
Samir Nasri is confident Arsenal can get a result at Manchester United after revealing Old Trafford no longer possesses the same fear factor.
Arsenal replaced United at the top of the Premier League table last weekend and head to their title rivals on Monday looking to extend their advantage.
The Gunners have won just once in their last 10 visits to Old Trafford in all competitions, but Nasri is looking forward to the game.
He believes United are not as formidable without Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez, although he is wary of allowing the Red Devils to take the lead.
"For me Manchester United is not the same team as before, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Tevez it was a little bit scary to play at Old Trafford," Nasri declared.
"Now I don't think offensively they are the same as before, but still they are a good team and when they are 1-0 up is very hard to beat them.
"We will see, but we are really confident to get a result out of this game."
Arsenal may have struggled for consistency at home, with three Premier League defeats already, but away Wenger's men have won five times, including an impressive 3-0 victory at Manchester City.
"The difference when we play away is that we defend much better. Our discipline and shape is more efficient when we play away," Nasri said.
"I am quite confident because we can play our game and we know we can score at any moment away.
"We have to reproduce this kind of game at home and to be more efficient at home as well."