Gary Neville jokes that HE will sign a petition by Arsenal fans to BAN him from the Emirates, after they interrupted his Sky podcast while doubling down in the belief that Man City would win them the title.
- Gary Neville continues to claim that Arsenal will not play in the Premier League this season
- And his comments are creating animosity with the club’s supporters.
- More than 16,000 fans said they would support being banned from Emirates.
- But the former Man United defender got in on the joke and said he would too.
Gary Neville joked that he would sign a petition banning him from the Emirates after Arsenal secured a massive 3-2 win over Manchester United on Sunday night.
Neville has irritated Gunners fans of late, as he predicted Manchester City would still triumph in the league after Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Spurs last week.
And the former United defender doubled down on that prediction on Sunday despite Arsenal’s five-point lead (with one match less) at the top of the table, as he was booed by local fans as he recorded his post-match Sky podcast with Martin. Tyler.
Gary Neville was interrupted by Arsenal fans while recording his podcast after the game
And he joked on Monday after the match that he would petition to ban him from the Emirates.
That animosity continued when more than 16,000 supporters liked a tweet from ‘The Arsenal Therapy Show’ suggesting Neville be banned from the Emirates Stadium, but the former United defender was a good sport.
“I’ll sign it,” he said Monday morning. ‘I thought it was just yesterday too.’
The broadcaster stood by his belief on Sunday that Pep Guardiola’s side would win another Premier League title, predicting an “incredible run” for the team that still has two meetings with Arsenal on its schedule.
Still, Neville was extremely complimentary of Arsenal after they floored his old team with a 90th-minute Eddie Nketiah winner.
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It’s a monumental points tally. 50 points in half a Premier League season is absolutely incredible,” he said. “Not just in any season, but unbelievable from where Arsenal were at the end of last season.”
Still, Neville’s praise didn’t stop Arsenal fans from interrupting his stream as he repeated his prediction.
“I think there are some Arsenal fans who have a little bit of a bang,” he laughed.
Are Arsenal going to win the league? I do not believe you would do it. This is life! But you’re having a great season, well done.
Neville still believes Manchester City will win the league again under Pep Guardiola
While Neville called Mikel Arteta’s work in getting the Gunners into their current league a “brilliant achievement”, he also wondered whether or not they should take their foot off the gas in another competition.
Arsenal will be part of the Europa League from the last 16, and a deep run could add games to an already bloated fixture list in their bid to win their first Premier League since 2003.
“I think that if Arsenal go ahead with the Europa League, they may have to rule out that competition,” he said.
That sounds ridiculous, but here’s a chance. They can win the league, it would be amazing if they won the league. And they’re in with a massive, massive scream.