Gary Neville doesn’t consider Arsenal to be in next season’s Premier League title race.
- Former defender reckons Manchester club will win title next season
- Backs Spurs to do well
- Neglects to mentioned Arsenal or Liverpool
Neville neglected to mention Arsenal or Liverpool when talking about the title race next season.
The pundit, who spent his entire playing career at Manchester United, has unsurprisingly backed either his former team, or rivals, City, to be crowned champions next year.
“I said last season that the title would come to Manchester – and I was wrong – but I think this year it will,” Neville told Sky Sports [via Football365].
“I think Chelsea will dip a little bit. Not in a negative way, but just having the Champions League will bring different challenges. I think Tottenham will be strong, but I feel that either United or City will win it, but I’m not sure who!
“I say it every year, whoever recruits best, wins the league. Chelsea getting N’Golo Kante was a masterstroke and Eden Hazard and Diego Costa came back to form. All the clubs are going for the same players, they’re all expensive and controlled by agents.
“So, whoever has the best relationship, the best contacts and is willing to put the money in will probably do it.
“United need to strengthen, but they all do – quite a bit.
“Even the champions need to if they’re to repeat what they did last season. You’re not just talking about winning the Premier League title, you’re talking about competing in Europe. English clubs have been well short in the last few seasons. All big clubs want to be winning Champions Leagues.
“That won’t happen unless they significantly improve. United need to sign four or five players.”
To be fair, although United finished below Arsenal last season, Neville has to back his old team, and both Arsenal and Liverpool finished in fifth and fourth, which is why he may not have included them.
Regardless, the Gunners are a long way from winning the title at the moment and with other teams strengthening as well, it’s only going to get harder.
Pundits predictions, however, are hardly ever correct so all we can do is wait and see.