Gary Neville reveals a way to frustrate Arsenal ahead of Man Utd match

Gary Neville believes stopping Arsenal from scoring an early goal could disrupt Mikel Arteta’s men as they prepare to face Manchester United this weekend.

The Gunners are having a very successful campaign which has surprised even some of their fans and their next match will be a crunch game against United.

Mikel Arteta’s men are now five points above Manchester City after Pep Guardiola’s side beat Tottenham last night.

If the Londoners secure all three points against United, they will go eight points clear again but the Red Devils will not be easy to beat and Neville thinks he knows how to stop Arsenal from winning the fixture.

The former full-back said via The Sun:

“If you get through that first period of the game, what you’re going to face is what you’re going to face later on in the game.

“They had that problem against Newcastle, who defended really well against them. But Arsenal is in great form, massive favourites for the game with Casemiro out.

“United have got to hang in there for the first part of the game and they are dangerous on the counter-attack.”

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We have been fast starters for much of our fixtures this term, which is why Neville has made this observation.

However, we expect our players to rise to the occasion if they must wait until late in the game to get the goals and win the match.

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  1. Basically the weasel is stating the obvious.That’s why they’ll have “ serial fouler” jock McTominay disrupting play every 2/3 mins with sly fouls to run down the clock.It will be up to the ref to see through it with early bookings.

  2. Unfortunately Neville keeps reasoning with his heart rather than his brain. that’s why he is so frustrated with Arsenal’s good run of form.

  3. One thing I so dislike about Sky Sports live football, is how they always have ex players from the two sides involved and usually two from United.
    How Sky expects important impartiality in comment is beyond me. Neville is a typical example and they ought to have only well respected but NEUTRAL pundits in the studio while the game is being played and afterwards as well.

    I have little against Neville, except the fact he is plainly and regularly biased towards his team. As a professional pundit he, nor any other partial ex player, OUGHT NOT to be given the opportunity to show his bias.

    He ought NOT to be there at all while his team plays.

    1. My thoughts exactly John, did he as a unbiased pundit give the same insight on how to frustrate United? NO he only made excuses by Casemiro’s suspension might be the cause of United folding

      1. Lovers always prepare excuses before had and can’t accept the fact that someone might just be better.

        It takes a matured individual to acknowledged being outplayed and not being the best.

        Neville seems the opposite

  4. As unlikeable as the man is, he does have a point. Surviving the first 30 minutes will give them a chance to settle and get a feel for counters. So while a win does not depend on if we score first or early. The chances are higher if we do. I like the fact that we have more game-changing options on the bench now with ESR’s return and the signing of Trossard.

    1. CXIII Excuse me pointing out that you have merely stated the blindingly OBVIOUS, but the chances of ALL teams everywhere are higher than they would otherwise be, if they score first or early.

      That being so, what is special in that about Arsenal v United?

  5. I expect them to employ the same tactics they used in the reverse fixture, however we have Partey this time round, so we should be able to deal with their counters much better and we won’t be as naive pushing up too high up the pitch. If things are not going we now more options off the bench Trossard ESR and possibly Viera too. Little concerning that Elneny is starting to pick up injuries despite minimal game time though.

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