Manchester United legend Patrice Evra thinks Arsenal will go on to win the Premier League despite Gary Neville and Roy Keane tipping Manchester City.
The Gunners currently sit five points clear of second-placed City with a game in hand but the two teams – who play each other in the FA Cup fourth round tonight – still have to play each other twice in the Premier League before the end of the season.
Arsenal have been relentless all season with Mikel Arteta’s side only losing one of their 19 Premier League fixtures so far.
But they still have their doubters with Neville and Keane both still fancying defending champions Man City to pip Arsenal to the title at the end of the campaign.
Neville said on Sky Sports last weekend: “I don’t see them [Arsenal] going on to win the league, I see Manchester City winning it because what they’ve got in them is a special run.
“I think Arsenal will lose one or two matches and City will be right on their shoulders and it will become very difficult for them.”
Speaking after Arsenal beat Man United 3-2 on Sunday, Neville added: “If I were to put money on it I would still think Man City.
“But what we’ve seen of Arsenal today, seeing them live, the game today, the technical ability, the mentality today, it will take a lot to stop them and I wouldn’t be shocked if they do go on and win it.
“I still maybe sway towards Manchester City, just because of what they’ve shown us over the last few years.”
Neville has even tipped Man Utd to finish above Arsenal too but Evra thinks his two former team-mates are wrong about Arteta’s side.
“We keep saying Arsenal have proven themselves against Chelsea, against Tottenham and now against United, but everyone also keeps saying they’ve still got to face Man City,” Evra told Betfair.
“If I was an Arsenal player, I’d be fuming, I bet they can’t wait to play City. Even if City beat them in both matches in the Premier League, they still have a chance of winning the title if they are strong mentally.
“I don’t agree with Roy Keane and Gary Neville, I don’t think City will win the league, I think Arsenal will win. The way they are playing consistently, I don’t see that with City.
“I feel like Guardiola is still looking for something, that perfect combination. When you have a team like Arsenal, desperate to win the league, you can’t waste any time.
“City are City and if I was Arsenal I’d prefer it if it was another team chasing them down. You have to respect City and be careful of them.”
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