Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has made the prediction that Arsenal really could be set to win the Premier League title this season after seeing Manchester City slip up against Wolves.
Arsenal won 4-0 away to Bournemouth at the weekend, while City were far from at their best as they suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat away to Wolves, meaning the gap between the two teams is now just one point.
Neville seems to have a good feeling about Arsenal this year, saying they could be the real deal as long as they keep everyone fit, though he did stress that it was likely to be very close, with the Gunners surely not about to run away with it.
The pundit did say, however, that he felt City looked “human” against Wolves, which perhaps points to how challenging it’s going to be for the club to maintain the incredible consistency that saw them win the treble last season.
“I’ve got Arsenal to win the league this year,” Neville said on his podcast, as quoted by the Metro.
“That post-treble feeling, what it would have taken out of those City players and staff would have been enormous.
“They could easily win the league this season and obviously it is just one game, but little results like that give the other teams encouragement.
“We know City have lost games in the past and gone on long winning runs so we can’t write them off but it will give a lot of encouragement to Arsenal.
“Against Newcastle, it was a serious team that Pep Guardiola took up there and at Wolves, they’re conceding a goal or two, they’re going behind in games and they look human.
“It will be interesting. If Arsenal keep their players fit, they’ve got a great chance this season.
“It was a good response from Arsenal [against Bournemouth]. They’d have come out of theRead on caughtoffside.com