Gary Neville has given his top-four predictions for the coming season, and is tipping Arsenal to come second in the Premier League.
The Gunners finished in the runner-up spot last term, after Tottenham finished third in a two-horse race for the title, and Gary Neville has tipped us to finish in the same spot once again this season.
The former England and Manchester United defender also predicts his former club to top the table, following the big profile signings of Jose Mourinho, Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mhkitaryan.
Manchester City are tipped to follow in behind us to take the third slot, while Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are predicted to deny both Tottenham and Chelsea a spot in the top-four, which would be a shock for Blues fans, and a bringing back down to earth for the former.
Neville said: “I will say Manchester United for the title with Arsenal in second, Manchester City in third and Liverpool fourth.
“But if anybody is reading this and thinks I know what I’m talking about, then I need to make it clear that I really don’t have a clue!”
Spurs fans have been getting too big in their boots, following their wonder season last year, in which they only managed to finish in third, and Champions League football will no doubt hinder their chances of another surprise place in the CL qualifying spots.
On the other hand, you have to think that without any former of European competition, Chelsea will be right up there, and I cant see them finishing below Liverpool personally. Conte is a well organised manager as was highlighted at Euro 2016, and he has a very strong squad, especially compared with that of the Reds.
Where do you see Arsenal finishing currently? Are we assured of a top-four spot?
Gonna make a bold claim and say we’ll be unbeaten this season
Unbeaten at What? ?… Being delusional? ??
If there were a trophy for that, We would surely get bored of winning it! ?
2- Man Utd
4. Man City
But if anybody is reading this and thinks I know what I’m talking about, then I need to make it clear that I really don’t have a clue 😉
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It all depends on what Wenger does in these remaining weeks, of the transfer window.
And If he doesn’t do anything else, then I won’t be deluding myself into beliving that we will be challenging for title,
If anything, I wouldn’t be surprised if we lose our first 3 games of the season.
History shows us that Wenger will have us 6-9 points behind the leader before he goes spending for the sake of it! ? ?
think of it like this.
man u have one of the most successful managers in pl history. a proven tactician. youngish hungry.
a douche but never the less the pedigree is there.
they have just bought one of the best strikers in world football.
they have just bought a midfielder with best assist stats in world football. his goal stats are better than any striker we have.
they have just bought the best box to box in the world.
they already have quality across the squad.
wenger had ballsed up this window like always.
its ok to be loyal. but admit when its gone pete tong.
an it has every year for 12 seasons
Utd won’t win the league this year, simply because No team has ever won the charity/community shield and then gone on to win the premier league… It’s a genuine jinx, alot worse than “we got this” ?
No wonder, Neville didn’t have a clue about what he said. That short adventure at Valencia are hitting his head, hahaha… Now, he knew to talk is lot easier than to walk.
By the way, Jose ain’t going to win this year. Bunch of stars but still no real play maker. Mikhtaryan? He’s winger. Pogba? He’s b2b. Mata? Never close to be there. Rooney? Get real. Chelsea despite their tactical adaptation will be more dangerous.
I was thinking the same thing about Neville, I reckon he’ll choose his rants more wisely. I remember one in particular were he blew his top and he cut up Arsene and the players. Having an opinion is one thing, maybe he’ll be a bit more respectful now that he got a rude awakening in management. I think the plaudits went to his head at the time, because he does come across clever, and he was sky’s best pundit.
If we don’t sign a top striker we will be 10 points or more behind the leader just like last year.
I see the PL going like this
WINNER: United are def the favourites
Don’t underestimate Ibrahimovic and Mkitharyan. Yes its their first season in PL but they are top players and Ibrahimovic is a rare freak of a striker. He could score nearly the same amount of goals as his age (34). Pogba isn’t worth £89 million but he is a good player too
Strangely, the Transfer fee for both Mkitharyan and Ibrahimovic was £26 million (£26 mil plus £0).
2. City will be strengthened by Gundogan, Nolito, Sane and Stones. Key is if Aguero will be fit all season. If he is I see City battling United. Guardiola will make City a threat
3. Spurs (im sorry 🙁 ). Janssen and Wanyama were very good signings. They nearly beat us last season and they will be stronger this season. Kane and Janssen are stronger than Giroud and Theo. (If we sign a top striker and top CB then we can beat them)
4. Arsenal: (If we get a CB). There is no guarantee of us making the Top 4 but we should have enough to finish in the Top 4, I hope. Again this is the first year I am really concerned about us
5. Chelsea or Leicester. Key is for the new Manager to get Fabregas, Costa, Hazard playing their best. Still a lot of talent. Good GK, defense. Good Players like Kante, Matic, Willain, Oscar, Remy
Leicester will still have the bulk of their team including Mahrez and Vardy. Musa looks like a good signing
Underdog: Liverpool- They will be stronger but lack of firepower may keep them out of Top 5
I’m not going to rate Arsenal this low.