Gary Neville’s shocking Arsenal prediction turned out right amid Champions League capitulation
Manchester United icon Gary Neville’s gut feeling about Arsenal was proven fresh after Mikel Arteta’s side lost 1-0 to Southampton on Saturday afternoon.
The Gunners found themselves heavy favorites to finish fourth just a few weeks ago, but three successive Premier League defeats have seen them slip to sixth, behind United and Tottenham Hotspur, who sit fifth and fourth respectively. Arsenal fans have slammed Neville after he claimed he didn’t trust the north London side to finish ahead of the Red Devils in early March.
Speaking on Sky Sports, the former England international said: “I still think United could [get fourth place]. I don’t fully trust Arsenal.
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“Manchester United still have to go to Arsenal, there is still a long way to go.” Neville then doubled down on his comments less than a fortnight later, saying the pressure could reach Arteta and Co in the final weeks of the season.
“I said I don’t trust Arsenal because I haven’t seen them go through the last ten games, with a bit of pressure on them that wasn’t there before because people now expect that. let them finish fourth,” Neville said. He added: “I have a sneaky feeling that Manchester United have so much more to do in terms of players.”
Despite a few good weeks of form in February and March, Arsenal have struggled to pick up wins in recent weeks, losing each of their last three league outings. On Saturday, defeats to Crystal Palace and Brighton were followed by a disappointing 1-0 loss to Southampton.