Gary Neville: Arsenal were as good as they could possibly be

Gary Neville praises Arsenal's performance at The Emirates on Sunday

Gary Neville says Arsenal were as good as they could possibly be in a 3-0 win against Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.

The north London side surged into an early lead when Alexis Sanchez flicked home Mesut Ozil’s low cross in the sixth minute.

Everything was absolutely spot on from Arsenal’s point of view. It was as good as it possibly could be from Arsenal

Gary Neville

And the World Cup winner added a goal of his own moments later when he slotted in Theo Walcott’s pass.

Sanchez then made it 3-0 with his second of the day when he fired in a long-range effort in the 19th minute.

And former United defender Neville was full of praise for Arsene Wenger’s side after their morale-boosting win.

“From Arsenal’s side there’s still a job to do,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“The quality and the precision of the passing still has to be there; the speed, the weight of pass and the decision making.

“Everything was absolutely spot on from Arsenal’s point of view. It was as good as it possibly could be from Arsenal.

“I thought United were poor defensively, but Arsenal punished them so, so well.”

Arsenal hoisted themselves about United and into second place courtesy of their emphatic win against their bitter rivals.

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Arsene Wenger’s side are two points behind current leaders Manchester City heading into the international break.

Arsenal make the trip across London to Watford in their next top-flight game.

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