Samir Nasri insists Arsenal can win the PL title, but must take points from the Big Four clashes.
Midfielder believes 'Big Four' clashes will be crucial in deciding Premier League title
Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri insists the Gunners can still win the Premier League title - but must take points from the 'Big Four' clashes this season.
The Gunners have slipped up recently, only picking up one point from a possible six after throwing away a 4-2 lead against Spurs and then losing 2-1 away to Stoke on Saturday to now sit five points off the Premier League summit.
Nasri believes all is not lost, although accepts it is essential that they do well in the matches against the division's other top clubs, starting with the clash with Manchester United at the Emirates on Saturday, which is being shown live on Sky Sports 1
at 12.45 pm.
The 21-year-old told France Football
: "Between Arsenal, Liverpool, Man United and Chelsea, there is a mini-league inside the Premier League.
"All those matches are decisive for the title.
"The title is not an unrealistic objective - we want to get it this season. Even if our team is younger than the others, we don't miss experience."
The French playmaker added that the team has plenty of talent and has nothing to fear from the other sides on a technical level.
"This season we don't want to be third or fourth.
"Sometimes I feel like being in a video game as much as our game is fluid. We play with one or two touches.
"In matches we just repeat what we have learnt during the week. It is studious, precise. A real piece of engineering."
Nasri joined Arsenal from Ligue 1 outfit Marseille this summer for a reported fee in the region of £12million.
The player, who has netted three goals this season, believes his game has made strides already.
"It is true, I am trying many more things here than at l'OM. In attack, I am more on display than at Marseille, where I had more responsibilities in the game," he said.
"That is why I am more decisive at Arsenal. The difference is at Arsenal, I have more freedom, and I am in a system that fits my qualities better.
"I feel more at ease than in France."