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Gary Neville thinks Manchester United will finish above Arsenal this season

Manchester United legend Gary Neville thinks that Arsenal will not win the Premier League title this season (via Sky Sports).

He believes Manchester City will be the crowned English champions ahead of his old club and the Gunners.

Mikel Arteta’s side eased past Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday to move eight points clear at the top of the table. 

An Hugo Lloris own goal followed by Martin Odegaard’s superb strike handed Arsenal a comfortable 2-0 victory. The result leaves them in a strong position to win the league title. 

However, Neville still doesn’t seem very impressed with the Gunners as he thinks they won’t become champions this year. 

He said: “They (Arsenal) won’t win the league. Manchester City will win the league, and I think Man United 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 adds to our league. It makes our league great.

“I’d love Man United to win it, but I don’t think that’s going to happen this season.

“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.

“With City, is Erling Braut Haaland not getting the service, or does he need to do more? I’ll ask that question. Does he need to do more, or does he need to be patient?

“If Haaland starts to kick on, if City start to purr, if the defence starts to shore up a bit more than it has done, and they need Ruben Dias back if they can, I think City will win it.

Strange comments by Neville

Arsenal have been excellent throughout the season, losing just one game and conceding 14 goals in 18 league matches. 

They have proved their title credentials and Neville saying they will not even finish second this season is very strange. 

The north Londoners have a young and talented squad that has played some scintillating football this term. 

Mikel Arteta’s side are defensively strong, keeping an incredible nine clean sheets. In attack, they boast the likes of Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka. 

However, they lack strength in depth and must address the issue in the January transfer window. 

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