Gary Neville makes prediction about where Arsenal will finish this season

Gary Neville discounts Arsenal from the Premier League title race this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Gary Neville does not believe that Arsenal have what it takes to win the Premier League title this season – despite their impressive recent form under Unai Emery.

The north London side have been quietly notching up a string of positive results in all competitions after having slumped to back to back defeats in the Premier League by Manchester City and Chelsea FC in their opening two games of the season.

Arsenal secured an impressive 5-1 win at Fulham on Sunday to notch up their sixth straight win in the Premier League and lift them up into fourth place in the table.

Indeed, the Gunners are now only two points behind joint leaders Manchester City, Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC as the Premier League title race begins to take shape.

The north Londoners seem to be responding well to Emery’s philosophy after the Spaniard was brought in as Arsene Wenger’s successor at The Emirates back in May.

However, despite the air of positivity that is around the club at the moment, former Manchester United defender Neville doesn’t believe that the Gunners have what it takes to actually win the title this season.

Speaking on his Sky Sports podcast, Neville said: “I don’t think Arsenal [will win the title].

“Unai Emery and Arsenal have done very well. [But] I don’t think they will be challenging for the title.”

Arsenal have not won the Premier League title since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 campaign under Wenger, and they ended up without a trophy last season under the Frenchman.

However, the Gunners have won the FA Cup three times since 2014 under Wenger as the Frenchman brought the first pieces of major silverware to The Emirates since their move from Highbury back in 2006.

The north London side will return to Premier League action after the international break when they host Leicester City at The Emirates on Monday 22 October.

They will then return to Europa League action with a testing trip to Sporting Lisbon on Thursday 25 October.

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