Manchester City star believes the club need to be more ruthless when on the road.
Manchester City were always confident heading into their Etihad Stadium clash with Arsenal on Saturday, December 14 because they always perform well against the big clubs.
That is, according to Samir Nasri, who completed 91% of his passes, 50% of his crosses, completed two tackles and two interceptions during his side's 6-3 rout over Arsenal in a result that puts them within three points of the top of the Premier League table.
'We were confident, we always perform against big clubs,' said the Frenchman, formerly a Gunner himself, who added on Sky Sports that City's self-assurance had it's foundations in the clubs performances against Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Munich.
However, while City boast the most unstoppable attack having returned 47 goals from 16 match-days, as well as the most impenetrable fortress at home having returned eight wins from eight games in their own manor, Nasri believes there is still room to improve… as their away form alone pits them mid-table.
'We have to do the same away from home. Since the start of the season we haven't done as well away but when you play a big game it is always easy to get the motivation.
'Big players always respond when you say, 'it is a big game'. Now we know the title race is open. We have come back to three points behind Arsenal and next week they play Chelsea, so we have to put pressure on them.
'I think they know when you score six goals - and we had so many chances to score more - that we are a real threat.'
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