GARY NEVILLE is sticking to his guns that Arsenal will NOT win the Premier League – and the Manchester United legend has singled out one BIG problem Mikel Arteta must address.

Neville, 48, has backed Manchester City to retain their Prem title this season despite Arsenal spending most of this term sitting pretty at the top of the tree.

Gary Neville is sticking to his guns on who he thinks is winning the Premier League


Gary Neville is sticking to his guns on who he thinks is winning the Premier LeagueCredit: PA
Neville still says Arsenal won't win the Premier League


Neville still says Arsenal won’t win the Premier LeagueCredit: Getty

The Gunners hold a five point advantage over City, but it took an epic comeback to see off bottom-of-the-table Bournemouth.

Mikel Arteta‘s men came from two goals down to win 3-2 at the Emirates.

Neville says Arteta needs to find a way to stop his team from conceding goals if they’re to hold on to top spot.

The Man Utd legend said on The Gary Neville podcast: “I thought City had a more difficult game.

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“They were more likely to drop points in my mind, if anybody – I didn’t think either team would, to be fair.

“So City did their job and then you expect Arsenal to go and comfortably win.

“The fact that they’ve won in that way gives them that extra spirit and extra momentum, because it is a game you’d expect them to win 2-0 or 3-0 just because Bournemouth are second from bottom.

“But they made it really difficult for themselves.

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“They’ve got a real momentum, they’ve got a spirit building, the fans are with them, I would say to them they’ve got to stop conceding goals.

“It sounds like a really simple thing to say but when you concede goals on a run-in it’s really tough and they’ve conceded two against Bournemouth, they’ve conceded against Brentford, they’ve conceded against United, Villa, City.

“They’ve conceded quite a few goals, I think 11 in the last eight games.

“So they just need to manage that a little bit because they’ve got 12 games to go now.

“City still aren’t playing at their fluent best. We’ve got a hell of a title race.”

Neville added: “I made my prediction at the start of the season and I’m not going to change my opinion on Manchester City.”

Four of Arsenal’s next six games come against teams in the bottom half of the table.


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