Gunners hold no fear for Smalling

10 December 2010 08:30
Chris Smalling does not believe Manchester United have any reason to fear Arsenal on Monday. The Barclays Premier League's top two meet at Old Trafford knowing a place at the top of the table is the prize on offer for the winner. Although they have lost three times on home soil this season, Arsenal have been impressive on their travels, winning five on the trot, including matches at Manchester City, Everton and Aston Villa, all places where United have been held this term. The record ensures the Red Devils will be on their guard. But as they have only failed to take maximum points on home soil once this term - when West Brom battled back from two goals down - Smalling feels the visitors are the ones who should be concerned. "When the fixtures first came out everyone saw this as a pivotal period," said Smalling, recognising United must tackle Chelsea at Stamford Bridge six days after tackling the Gunners. "Monday is a massive game but we don't have any need to fear them. We will have 70,000 fans cheering us on. They should be intimidated more than we are."

Source: PA

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