Arsenal confident Nasri will stay despite interest from Manchester United

Influential midfielder could stay at the Emirates

Arsenal are expecting to receive a �20m offer from Manchester United for Nasri, but will rebuff any attempt from the champions to sign the Frenchman.

A Gunners sources believe that Nasri, who is out of contract in June 2012, will stay at the club once a new deal is agreed. And they are confident they can meet Nasri’s wage demands which are likely to be a lot higher after an impressive campaign.

Nasri and was of the club’s top players last season and was a real creative force in the club’s midfield He has made 78 appearances, scoring 18 goals since joining from Marseille for �15.8million in July 2008.