Gary Neville Writes Off Arsenal, Predicts 2022/23 Premier League Title Winner
Former Manchester United player, Gary Neville, has written off Arsenal from winning the ongoing 2022/23 Premier League campaign title.
The 47-year-old English football pundit said the Gunners would rather finish the league below Manchester City and even the Red Devils.
Naija News reports that Arsenal won their match yesterday against Tottenham. Thanks to an own goal by Hugo Lloris and a finish from Martin Odegaard.
Arsenal is currently leading the league table with 47 points. Eight points ahead of second-place Manchester City.
On the other hand, Manchester United currently sits in fourth place with 38 points. The Red Devils have the same points as third-place Newcastle United but fall behind the latter on goals.
With Arsenal’s current form, many are hoping the Gunners will end their long wait for top-flight glory.
However, United legend is saying differently. Neville said Arsenal would eventually finish as low as third.
Asked if Arsenal will win the Premier League, Neville said on his Sky Sports podcast: “No. But I said Leicester City wouldn’t win the league.
“I don’t think they will win the league. Manchester City will win the league, and I think Man Utd will finish second, and I know that will annoy Arsenal fans.
“I’d rather Arsenal win the league than Man City. I think it would be absolutely sensational for the Premier League.
“I think about watching the Premier League, we’ve seen City sweep up, apart from Liverpool, over the past five years.
“To think Arsenal could come and win it, it adds to our league, it makes our league great. I’d love Man Utd to win it, but I don’t think that’s going to happen this season.”
Neville is confident that Man City will regain their winning ways in subsequent matches.
He said: “The reality of it is, I think at some point Man City will hit a run. Once they do, they’ve got to play Arsenal twice,” Neville said.
He added: “At some point, there will be a very difficult period for Arsenal this season. Is it conceivable that Arsenal are going to continue as they are? I don’t think it is.
“Could they draw two and lose one in a three-game period, and if they did that, their lead is gone, and the pack is up with them? That’s what I think is going to happen.
“We’ll see a traditional Premier League season where a team goes out, the pacemaker, and then they’ll get drawn back in a little bit.
“But I still think that this season is going to be far better for Arsenal than I ever imagined it would be.”