Manchester City ace discusses title race... doesn't mention Arsenal

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri says his side do not fear Chelsea or Liverpool... but does not even deem Arsenal worth mentioning.

The Frenchman is wary of league-leaders Chelsea, who opened up a four-point gap at the top of the Premier League after beating Fulham 3-1 on Saturday, though he insists the newly crowned Capital One Cup winners have nothing to fear.

With two games in hand, City can return to the top of the table on goal difference, meaning they will also knock Liverpool back a place into third.

However, Nasri has not even mentioned the team that currently reside in third: his former side Arsenal. That's despite Arsene Wenger's men being on exactly the same points as the Reds.

The Gunners, though, lost 1-0 to Stoke City at the weekend and have won just twice in their last six league games.

“We’re there in the league and if we win our two games in hand we will be top with Chelsea,” 26-year-old Nasri is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror. “It’s going to be tough until the end because Liverpool are still there too.

“I’m not scared about Chelsea or the league. There is plenty more to play and everyone is going to have difficult games.

“If we win our two games in hand, we are going to be top of the league. But it’s better not to talk and to act on the pitch."

Nasri also spoke about Man City's 3-1 win over Sunderland at Wembley - which earned them their first trophy under boss Manuel Pellegrini.

“We are all happy to win the League Cup. A final is a final, a trophy is a trophy, a Cup is a Cup no matter which one it is.

"Whatever Cup you play for, you want to win it, especially when you are a player. Trust me the League Cup is important for us.”

Is Nasri right not to mention Arsenal when discussing the title race?

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