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Nasri predicts Arsenal will beat Manchester United to win Premier League title


March 5, 2011 - London

Mid-fielder Samir Nasri believes that Arsenal will beat Manchester United and lift this year's Premier League title.

Nasri said: "We have more chance in the Premier League. We have the best schedule. I am convinced of our quality."

"We can beat Manchester United. The last time there [in the league on December 13, when United won 1-0], they didn't play in the normal way. They were scared. They played with three defensive midfielders - they closed the game. I think we know we can beat them," The Guardian and The Telegraph quoted him, as saying.

"Now we can feel the Premier League. If we win against Sunderland, we come back to within one point of the top. United play at Liverpool without Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, so something can happen there. That is why I say we feel we can win the title," ," declared Nasri, who has identified the north London derby at White Hart Lane on April 20 as another crucial staging post in Arsenal's season.

Nasri's optimism extended to Arsenal's Champions League prospects on Tuesday against Barcelona, who once expressed an interest in him as a 16 year-old still finding his feet in Marseille's northern suburb of La Gavotte Peyret.

Arsenal would, he promised, not be cowed as brutally as they were 11 months ago at the Nou Camp, when an irresistible Lionel Messi helped himself to four goals.

ANI

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