Gary Neville reveals he 'never trusted Arsenal' in Champions League hunt 2 months ago

Gary Neville reveals he 'never trusted Arsenal' in Champions League hunt

"I never trusted Arsenal really."

Gary Neville revealed he "never trusted Arsenal" to finish inside of the top-four four following their 2-1 defeat to Brighton at the Emirates on Saturday.

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Elsewhere, Tottenham Hotspur beat Aston Villa 4-0 at Villa Park to move three points ahead of Mikel Arteta's side with an extra game played.

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Gary Neville on Arsenal's demise.

Neville disclosed his opinion on Arsenal's dip in form. He claimed to have "never trusted Arsenal" despite their position in the Premier League table.

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The eight-time Premier League winner doubted the Gunners due to the weight of the young squad being favourites to finish inside of the top four.

"I never trusted Arsenal really and I said that publicly. Three in four losses?" he said on the Gary Neville Podcast.

"I said a few weeks ago I didn’t trust Arsenal fully and the reason behind that was because they needed to prove they could go through a run-in where they were favourites for the top four. Those doubts are starting to come to the fore."

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Neville tips Spurs for the Champions League.

Neville tipped Spurs to finish in the Champions League places due to their experience of getting into the top-four over the last five years.

The former Man United captain credited Antonio Conte's front three attackers for their success. Spurs are the highest scorers in the Premier League in 2022.

Neville highlighted the lapse in form of the teams around Spurs being a major factor. As things stand, he suggested they'll be playing Champions League football next season.

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"I think Tottenham are just basically getting there through the fact they’ve had a bit of experience in the last three or four, five years of getting into the Champions League. And through Manchester United and Arsenal’s woes, West Ham have lost as well," Neville added.

"You’re almost in some ways thinking ‘well over to you Tottenham, you may as well go and take the Champions League place,' why not? We know they’ve got an exceptional front two/front three.

"But there’s still a lot to play for. Man United are done. It’s now about whether Arsenal can recover and I’m not sure, I’m not sure that they can. It’s basically Tottenham’s for the taking."

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