Former Manchester United star Gary Neville has given a fresh verdict on the Premier League title race, tipping Arsenal to be crowned champions this season. It comes after the Gunners returned to winning ways in the division, making the trip to the south coast to face AFC Bournemouth.
Mikel Arteta took four wins and two draws from the opening six league games, but a draw to North London rivals Tottenham last time out saw them drop four points off the top. It meant a response was needed to keep in touch with those leading the pack in the early stages.
Those hopes were met early on as Bukayo Saka found the back of the net in the first 20 minutes, with a Martin Odegaard penalty on the stroke of half-time gave a two-goal lead. Another spot-kick was awarded after the break, withKai Havertz handed the chance to bag his first in an Arsenal shirt, slotting it coolly home.
There were more chances to come for the North Londoners, but that lead was not extended until deep into stoppage time. Defender Ben White got in on the act as he scored the fourth, rounding off yet another huge win for the travellers to take back with them to the capital.
A loss for Manchester City on Saturday has seen Arsenal close the gap at the top to just one point, while fierce rivals Tottenham found a dramatic winner against Liverpool to keep them second with an identical record. While it is shaping up to be an enticing title race, it is still early on.
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