Sky Sports pundit, Gary Neville has made a new Premier League title prediction after Arsenal remain eight points clear at the top of the table with nine games to go…
Gary Neville previously said he thought Manchester City would finish first & Manchester United would finish second back in January, despite Arsenal being five points clear at the top of the table at the time when the prediction was made.
Three months later and Arsenal are in an even better position with only two months of the season left to play, something the former Manchester United right back didn’t think was possible.
Arsenal are currently 22 points ahead of Gary Neville’s former side so I think it’s safe to say the Sky Sports pundit got that prediction wrong, in terms of Manchester United finishing above the Gunners this season.
However he’s made a new title prediction live on Sky Sports this afternoon…
Gary Neville on the Premier League title race:
“I still think City will win it because I think they’ll have that little bit more experience. It’s now 50/50 though.
I was certain Manchester City were going to win the league six weeks ago. I absolutely thought by now Arsenal would have dropped lots of points and they wouldn’t be where they are.
I think now it’s 50/50, but I think City will still do it.”
Arsenal travel to Anfield next in a game which if they win, Gary Neville thinks the Gunners will then go on to win the Premier League title this season.
There’s no denying it’s a massive game for Mikel Arteta’s side. It’s a ground Arsenal haven’t won at in the Premier League since 2012. Over ten years ago now.
Gary Neville on Arsenal’s trip to Anfield up next:
“Our manager used to say to us ‘if you win at Anfield, you’ll win the league’ if it’s at this time of the year and quite often that proved to be the case.
If Arsenal go to Anfield and win, I would say definitely it would be their title because I feel the confidence of that win would be unbelievable. Anfield is a terror of a place to go.
But if they lose at Anfield, it then becomes a really tight race. I’m not going to say they’re going to lose the league if they lose at Anfield but if they win there I think they’ll go on to win it.”
Arsenal still have to travel to the Etihad & St James’ Park as well before the season is out. There’s still a long way to go but game-by-game the Gunners are showing they have what it takes to win their first league title since 2003/04.