Gary Neville delivers honest verdict on who will finish higher: Manchester United or Arsenal
Neville of course is a United legend and seems to retain this optimism that his old club can make up ground quicker than they have actually been able to on the pitch in recent years.
He also constantly bickered with Arsenal fans on Twitter last season, with some seemingly frustrated with the lack of hope he had that they would finish fourth.
Neville was ultimately proven right as the Gunners finished fifth, but he has said that they will end up above United come May.
Neville says United will finish below Arsenal
“Arsenal definitely feel in far better shape,” Neville said.
“United have the De Jong situation which is dragging on, the Ronaldo situation which is a distraction, causing them disturbance and will distract the manager in his press conferences, taking away the ethic he’s built in that pre-season tour.
“There’s definitely more questions on United because they haven’t got their business done and their star player is in a position where he might leave.
“You have to say Arsenal.”
Mikel Arteta’s men got their Premier League campaign underway with an impressive 2-0 win against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park last night.
That is a better start than last season, where they lost their first three matches before forcing themselves into pole position for fourth, only to lose it at the last.
The Gunners have made signings and this feels like the real start of Arteta evolving the side to how he really wants it.
United are further behind in that journey and Neville’s prediction is the logical one, even if his former Red Devils captain Roy Keane disagreed in the same article.
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