Neville: Manchester City are the new Arsenal

Date published: Tuesday 19th September 2017 10:33

Gary Neville says this free-scoring Manchester City remind him of the old Arsenal.

The former Manchester United full-back and Sky Sports pundit says that the brewing battle with City at the top of the Premier League table is like the title races they enjoyed with the Gunners.

‘I did say at the start of the season that the title would end up in Manchester and the evidence so far supports that, but it’s far too early for either club to get carried away,’ says Neville.

‘You would have said, from the fixtures, United should have been at the top at this stage, but I think the table will start to even out once we see them against tougher sides.

‘I think City were always going to be more impressive in their attacking style and it feels similar to the battles we had with Arsenal when they were playing fluid football and we, while also being an attacking side, were more powerful.

‘The Arsenal of yesteryear were similar to this Manchester City side in terms of playing really exciting football, but the challenge is doing that in tougher games.

‘I think what we want to see is them tested in big games and that was developing against Liverpool before the Sadio Mane red card, so, for now, they’ve only demonstrated they can dominate the lower teams.’

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