Gary Neville has backed Arsenal to rival Liverpool and Manchester City in the Premier League title race. The Gunners cruised to an emphatic victory over West Ham on Sunday evening, thanks to goals from William Saliba, Declan Rice, Gabriel Magalhaes, Leandro Trossard and a double from Bukayo Saka.
Just three goals scored separates the reigning champions, who sit second with a game in hand, from Arsenal in third, who have the same number of points, while Jurgen Klopp's side remain top with a two-point cushion. Had the north Londoners put one more past Alphonse Areola, they would've climbed into second place ahead of City.
Speaking on Sky Sports after the game at the London Stadium, Neville reevaluated the Gunners' chances of winning the league. The former Manchester United defender said: «It was around this time last year that there was a lot of pressure on Arsenal, because they were so many points clear.
»Everyone thought they’d win the league. But now they are sat there in the pack, right on the shoulder, and it may suit them better. They’ve not produced their best form to this point but they have in the last couple of weeks started to look like they will hit the same form as last season that put them into a position of winning the league.
«They need to stay focused, calm and keep their players fit. They’re good in a lot of areas If their front players, who are really exciting, can start to score the goals they were not at the start of the season, they have a real chance.
»They’re a good team and they are more experienced after last year. They did the right thing today, they won emphatically, they are hitting form."
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