Manchester United legend boldly predicts “Arsenal to win the league”

Martin Odegaard of Arsenal. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)
Martin Odegaard of Arsenal. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images) /

The former Manchester United legend Gary Neville made a full prediction for the Premier League title race on his podcast. The Gunners returned to win a safe match against Bournemouth and have four wins and two draws in six games this season. The Man City’s loss against Wolves on Saturday made the gap between Arsenal and the leaders drop to one point and the Tottenham last-minute win against Liverpool also made Spurs second with identical record.

United legend Gary Neville believes on Arsenal’s title this season

About the title race, Neville believes Mikel Arteta’s winning the Community Shield made the team more courageous. “They could easily win the league this season and obviously it is just one game, but little results like that give the other teams encouragement. We know City have lost games in the past and gone on long winning runs so we can’t write them off but it will give a lot of encouragement to Arsenal.”

"“I just want them to have composure and be a bit more ruthless. Big tests are coming and I’m looking forward to seeing what happens, because it won’t all be about Manchester City this season”, said the United legend on The Gary Neville Podcast."

About the recent losses against Wolverhampton at the Premier League and Newcastle at the EFL Cup, the Man United star pointed out that Pep Guardiola took a serious team in both games and the fact that they’re conceding a goal or two and going behind in games made they look human.

Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard also talked about the City’s loss after the match against Bournemouth. The Spanish manager opined that is impossible to win every single game of the season playing every three days. “We have to be consistent in what we do, play, and try to do the right thing to win the game. Some days it is not going to be possible and it is the seventh game of the season. It’s still a long marathon.”

The draw against Tottenham last weekend made Arsenal also drop points that could be important for the title race, but Neville believes that the response to bad results will be positive this season. “They’ll face those moments in the season, they’ll be confident that they are back in the title race. The gap isn’t going to four points or six, when you wonder if you will ever catch them.”