Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville STILL doesn’t think Arsenal will win Premier League despite huge Man Utd win
GARY NEVILLE still doesn’t think Arsenal will win the Premier League this season.
The Gunners strengthened their title bid with a crucial 3-2 victory over Manchester United yesterday.
Neville was there in his punditry role for Sky to witness Eddie Nketiah’s last-gasp winner that sent Mikel Arteta’s side five points clear of Manchester City with a game in hand.
But despite this, the 47-year-old remains convinced that the Gunners will fall short.
He said: “I don’t see them going on to win the league.
“I think Manchester City will win the league because I just think that what they’ve got in them is a special run, Manchester City.
“I think that at a point in the season Arsenal will lose one or two matches and City will be right on their shoulders and it will become very difficult for them.”
Even though he doubts they will go all the way, Neville is still full of praise for the job being done by Arteta and his players.
He added: “But they could win the league. And to be honest with you, to say they could win the league… I thought they would be nowhere near winning the league, Arsenal, I can’t believe they’re in the chat.
“The fact they’re in the chat of winning the league is incredible so it’s not a negative thing for me to say I think City will win the league because that’s what we all said probably at the start of the season.
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“And I think City will hunt them down. But they’re in with a shout – and that’s unbelievable for Mikel Arteta.
“I was really worried about him at the end of last season, I thought it could be difficult for him.”
Later speaking on his Sky Sports podcast, Neville added that Arsenal’s current crop remind him of them at their best under Arsene Wenger.
He said: “I really enjoyed it. I just felt in the last half an hour, Arsenal had more quality.
“It felt like Arsenal were like they were maybe 20 years ago. When I was a player against them, I used to wish they’d shoot from distance or cross it – but they would play that extra pass to get it into wide positions.
“They would keep driving you into your box. I’d find myself getting deeper, narrower and under pressure.
“It just felt like the goal was coming. It was just wave after wave of attack, and it felt like that 20 years ago when you were playing against such a good Arsenal team.”
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