Gary Neville has been discussing the Premier League title race after the weekend’s results.
The title run-in is starting to pick up pace this season, with a mere 14 games until the end of the league campaign.
All of Liverpool, Manchester City, and Arsenal picked up three points this weekend with convincing wins – with the Gunners delivering a 6-0 hammering to West Ham at the London Stadium on Sunday.
With it set to be a three-way race for the coveted Premier League title, it’s setup to be a thrilling end to the season.
Of course, Manchester City are the undisputed favourites to go on and secure an unprecedented fourth consecutive Premier League title.
Pep Guardiola’s side always seem to get stronger towards the end of the season, and the return of keymen Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland as galvanized the Cityzens.
Liverpool and Arsenal are seen as the teams that could topple City from their status as Premier League champions.
Of course, the Reds still have a large part of the core that won the Champions League and Premier League a few years ago.
On the other hand, Arsenal have an abundance of talent in their squad but perhaps not the same winning experience.
In the Premier League this season, the Gunners have managed to get the better of Liverpool – with a 1-1 draw at Anfield followed by that recent 3-1 win against Jurgen Klopp’s men.
What did Gary Neville say about Liverpool and Arsenal?
Speaking on the Gary Neville podcast (via Rousing the Kop), Neville predictably claimed that Arsenal are the better side at present – while also suggesting the Gunners are the closest to Manchester City:
“I’m really interested in them[Arsenal] because I think they are the team which are closest to City.”
“Liverpool are right up there and they have a great manager but I think Arsenal, when I watch them, I feel they are the better team.”
“That’s not to say they will go on and win the league or finish above Liverpool but I think they have got it within themselves.”
As an ex-Manchester United captain and club legend, Neville is never one to praise Liverpool if he can avoid it.
From his previous ramblings about Manchester United having a better midfield than Liverpool, it’s clear to see that the Sky Sports pundit has trouble putting his loyalty to one side.
Nonetheless, the Reds are still top of the league and therefore above Arsenal.
Only time will tell where the two sides end up – but Neville may see these comments come back to haunt him as so many have in the past.