Neville can’t see Gunners as champs
ARSENAL’S displays so far this season are yet to convince Gary Neville they are title contenders.
The Gunners are going in search of their first Premier League title in 12 years and have made a strong start to the campaign.
They sit fourth in the table, three points behind league leaders Chelsea, after drawing 1-1 with Manchester United on Saturday.
But Neville wasn’t excited by Arsenal’s display, that saw them snatch a point courtesy of a late Olivier Giroud header.
“It was a really poor performance from Arsenal, but they’ve come away and got a point,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“In my playing days, we would have absolutely been delighted with a point away at a big club, especially being 1-0 down with a few minutes to go. You’d be thinking: ‘That’s what wins titles.’ That’s the sort of language we’d be using in the dressing room after.”
Neville went on to suggest he is yet to see Arsenal show the credentials that could see them winning silverware come May.
The Gunners have impressed with big wins against the likes of Chelsea, and they netted six at home to Ludogorets in the Champions League.
However, the former Manchester United defender doesn’t know if Arsenal have what it takes to improve on their second-placed finish behind Leicester last season.
“I didn’t get the impression or feeling today that I was watching the champions,” he added.
“It can change, we know it can change, but when I think of the performance of Chelsea against United, or even Liverpool away at Chelsea, or Tottenham against City, or City against United, there was far more intensity and quality in those games.
“I didn’t get the feeling watching Arsenal on Saturday that we were watching a team that would go on and win the league, but that’s just me in this moment.” – Express Newspa-