Neville insists Arsenal’s title challenge will crumble in the second half of the season

Gary Neville has again cast doubt over Arsenal’s chances of winning the Premier League title.

The Gunners have spent more time at the top of the league table than any other club this season.

Mikel Arteta’s side maintains a slim lead over Manchester City after 13 league games.

They are one of the favourites to win the league title, but Arsenal has always struggled in the second half of the season.

They were close to sealing a top-four spot last term before losing some key matches, which denied them a chance to return to the Champions League.

Neville has watched the pattern and says until they prove him otherwise, he expects their title challenge to crumble.

He said via The Daily Mail:

‘The only thing Arsenal have proven in the last few years is that they crumble at the end of the season, until I see that they don’t, I’ll still have that doubt. Why would I not?’

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Winning the Premier League requires a lot of consistency, especially in the second half of the season, which is why it is called the business end of the term.

We may have struggled in the past but this season might be different and it will be great to see us end the campaign with the title and shame Neville.

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12 Comments

    1. One thing for sure , not a single penny will be left in the war chest when the transfer window slam shut in January.

  1. He has a point… but not one I subscribe to. I hope MA and the team take pleasure in blowing an almighty raspberry at him later on.

  2. The writer comments seems more out of wishful thinking than anything else,
    At what position on the table Arsenal should finish for one to come to a conclusions the team crumbled?

    Finishing in the top four and winning a trophy is a very good season in my opinion.

    Finishing second would be a remarkable season.

    Finishing in the top four could be classified as a good sesame and one we could build on.

    Am not sure what makes the pundit so pessimistic

  3. And besides all that has been said, can Garry Neville concentrate a little more on Man. UTD and leave Arsenal alone? He earlier said Man UTD will end the season above Arsenal, it remains to be seen!

  4. They said that after Week 03. They keep shifting the post after that. There is always an element of luck in these games.
    Other competitors will experience same problems and Arsenal’s need not be the worst.
    Hopefully, these pessimists will eat their words at the end of the season.

  5. The headline is somewhat different to what he actually said, which is that he doesn’t expect us to win the league, and neither do I.

  6. Neville might have chosen not to say ‘crumble’…instead suggesting that Arsenal would most likely not finish first, which is the general opinion anyway.
    I personally think we’ll challenge all the way to the end, but eventually City’s stronger squad (and Pep) will see them come top again.
    Second seems most likely which should encourage Kroenke to invest really heavily in the squad.

  7. Have to say that Neville looked a bit of a tit on Have I Got News For You last Friday.
    He must have known that he wasn’t invited on for his charm and that Hislop shows no mercy.

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