Gary Neville Names 2 Players That Will Stop Arsenal From Winning Premier League Title

Gary Neville Names 2 Players That Will Stop Arsenal From Winning Premier League Title

Elijah Odetokun
updated at October 14, 2023 at 1:59 PM
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  • Arsenal capitulated in the final weeks of the league last season and missed out on the title
  • The Gunners are joint top with North London rivals Tottenham after eight games
  • English pundit Gary Neville believes Arsenal won't win the league with two players

Gary Neville is at it again and believes Arsenal, like last season, will not win the Premier League title unless they get rid of two players he described as "too erratic".

Neville was consistent in his opposition to Arsenal's title chances last season and believes they will end up not winning it even when they were eight points clear of second-placed Manchester City.

His stance came to pass as Mikel Arteta's team lost out in the 36th week despite leading the log for most of the season, allowing City to win their third consecutive title.

Gabriel Jesus, Eddie Nketiah, Arsenal, Orlando SC.
Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah celebrate a goal for Arsenal during pre-season. Photo by Stuart MacFarlane.
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Per Football London, the North London side are among the early favourites again this season and are joint top with rivals Tottenham Hotspur after eight games.

Nevill advises Arsenal on title chances

The former Manchester United player has once again downplayed Arsenal's title chances solely because of two players he believes are holding the team back.

"Eddie Nketiah and Gabriel Jesus… in quality terms, is that going to be enough to win Arsenal the league? That’s my only doubt, they’re erratic," he said on the Stick to Football Podcast.
"They’re not wired to score goals naturally. Instinctively, they don’t make the runs that you see goalscorers make. They hold back, they’re always looking for the pull-back, they’re never getting across players.
"I just look at Jesus, he is quite erratic in front of goal. The work ethic of both of them is brilliant. I just question, at that level, can they win the league without another striker."

The Community Shield winners have been linked to Brentford striker Ivan Toney, whose suspension for betting ends in January. Mirror UK reports he favours a move to the Emirates Stadium, and will cost around £60m.

Haaland trolls Arsenal fans

Elsewhere, Sports Brief reported that Haaland gave a savage gesture to Arsenal fans who booed him after he was substituted in the 65th minute of City's loss in the Community Shield.

The Norwegian raised three fingers to signify the trophies he won last season, while the Gunners went empty-handed despite spending the most days at the top of the table.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.