Manchester United legend Gary Neville has claimed that Arsenal won’t win the 2022-23 Premier League title despite going eight points clear of Man City.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
Mikel Arteta’s men defeated Tottenham on Sunday to further cement their place on top of the log.
The Gunners are unbeaten in their last nine games in all competitions, and they have won 15 games out of 18 in the Premier League this season.
Neville has now sensationally revealed that Manchester United will finish above Arsenal, while Manchester City will retain the Premier League title.
“No (they won’t win the league),’ Neville told his own podcast. ‘But I said Leicester wouldn’t win the league.
‘They won’t 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 backed Manchester City to hit top form ahead of a crucial run-in in the league.
He explained: ‘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.
‘If Erling 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.
‘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.
Meanwhile, The former England International showered encomiums on Mikel Arteta.
He added: ‘It’s so difficult for young managers to break that [Antonio] Conte, [Jurgen] Klopp, [Carlo] Ancelotti, [Pep] Guardiola, [Jose] Mourinho mould and become one of those super managers. You can’t break them.
‘If Arteta wins the league this season, he breaks into that bunch. He’s doing it anyway, because his football is fantastic. But he needs to win that trophy.
‘So, fingers crossed that they do win it, if Man Utd can’t, which I don’t think they can, because I’d rather have that for the Premier League.
Arsenal will take on Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.