Nasri - Gunners will win title

Fixture list could give edge to Gunners

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Nasri - Gunners will win title

Nasri: Fancies his chances


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Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri insists the Gunners are now the favourites to take the Premier League title.

The Gunners sit just four points behind Manchester United ahead of what could turn out to be a crucial weekend in the title race.

United face a tough trip to Anfield on Sunday to take on Liverpool, with Arsenal inviting Sunderland to the Emirates.

Three points for Arsene Wenger's men would pile the pressure onto their bitter rivals, a team Nasri feels are not as good as in previous seasons.

"When we played them at Old Trafford they didn't play their normal way. They were scared," he said.

"They played with three defensive midfielders and they closed the game down.

"They know that we can beat them. So we have more chances in the Premier League - better than United because I'm convinced of our qualities.

"Now we can feel we can win the Premier League."


As the title run-in hots up, the French international points to the fixture list for both clubs as evidence Sir Alex Ferguson's men will not have things their own way.

"We have the best fixture list. Manchester United still have to play Liverpool, they have to play Chelsea again and they have to come to the Emirates to face us," he added.

"Last year at this time we were six or seven points behind Chelsea, who were so consistent.

"Now if we beat Sunderland we come back to within a point of United, who have to play Liverpool without Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, who have been so strong for them in defence.

"So something can happen at Liverpool, because they hate each other!

"If we win our game in hand against Tottenham, we can be on top - and that's why I said we feel that we can win the title."


Despite failing to end their trophy-less run after a shock Carling Cup final defeat to Birmingham, Nasri believes that it is still Arsenal's turn to take the league title.

With the Red Devils so far failing to hit top form and Chelsea stuttering mid-season, the 23-year-old insists it is his team who are in the best shape.

He said: "This year Chelsea are not so strong, Manchester United as well - so it is our time.

"Man U are not like they were two years ago with Ronaldo and (Carlos) Tevez. For me they were untouchable.

"This year away from home they have drawn quite a few or lost and overall have been unconvincing. Chelsea as well, they just fell down after eight games.

"This year we have not had so many injuries and everyone has grown up. It is now or never.

"I don't mean if we don't do it this year we will never win the trophy, but it is our best chance since I came to a club three years ago."

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Roy Jeffren (Manchester United fan) says...

Wow Nasri! It just shows, arrogance gets you no where. 0-0 against Sunderland, and supposedly Arsenal have the easiest run in. Confidence will get you a championship. Nasri who has won nothing comes out with all these arrogant statements, yet Giggs and Scholes (who have won countless of trophies) come out and say that it will be a tight finish but they are confident that they can do it. True ambassadors to the game.

Posted 22:10 5th March 2011

Catherine Oliver (Manchester United fan) says...

Dream on Nasri Arsenal are not going to win the league after all they couldnt even win the Carling Cup !!!

Posted 20:49 5th March 2011

Col B (Manchester United fan) says...

Haha good man Nasri. Don't take it one at a time. You have already won the league in your head. And that is now why you have thrown away a great chance drawing with Sunderland at home!

Posted 20:08 5th March 2011

Alex Banks (Manchester United fan) says...

Hahahahahaha. Enough said. Well done Sunderland

Posted 19:42 5th March 2011

Nikelesh Reddy (Manchester United fan) says...

Er,spoke a bit too soon,eh nasri??0-0 against sunderland at home....thats the sign of champions!!Haha,honestly,after watching whingers boys wilt yet again today,i have absolutely no doubt thats its our title.

Posted 17:23 5th March 2011

Robert Kavanagh (Manchester United fan) says...

Excuse me Mrs Nasri who won at old trafford whose top of the league you's wont beat Sunderland enjoy your trips to craven cottage, the lane,stoke and the reebok easy run in i don't think so United's to lose and im predicting our 19th title will be won when we give you's another lesson at the emirates.. Glory glory...........

Posted 16:05 5th March 2011

Andy Mac (Manchester United fan) says...

Well, well... typical comments from an arrogant arsenal player, ur arrogance was well and truely stuffed down ur throats by birmingham city when they deservedly beat you to win the carling cup.. now nasri is spouting about winning the league showing total disregard to the other teams challenging for the title.. well let me tell you this mr. arrogant nasri, i have the same amount of Prem League, Champs League, FA Cup, Carling Cup winners medals as you & the rest of ur team... just lets be clear on this, WHAT HAVE YOU EVER WON MR. ARROGANT NASRI...??

Posted 14:29 5th March 2011

Gaz Fortune (Manchester United fan) says...

it is very for arsenal players and fans to say they are favs for the prem title. they should of won the carling cup. probably 95% people thought they would. but did they?NO!!!!! i have a feeling utd will drop points against liverpool, maybe at the emirates as well. but arsenal will drop points against petty teams like stoke, blackpool. that they way it always is for arsenal. they beat the best team team in the world (barca) and then they loose the one of the worst (b'mingham). I think they will win nothing this season. fabregas and nasri will not stay long at arsenal, then once wenger goes, arsenal will one of the mid table clubs.

Posted 14:12 5th March 2011

Matt Matt (Manchester United fan) says...

Gallas, its time ta shut dis guy up again

Posted 12:52 5th March 2011

Djangmah emmanuel Siaw (Arsenal fan) says...

You are right Nas, we've got the best chance to win the premier league since 2005. Just finish of sunderland & sure, man utd will cramble under pressure.

Posted 12:36 5th March 2011

John Stewart (Manchester United fan) says...

Love it total contradiction to his manager, im sure he believed they would lift the cup last week too.

Posted 11:47 5th March 2011

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