The Sky Sports pundit blasted Gunners boss Arsene Wenger on Monday night for being either “naive or arrogant” for not addressing the issue of signing a replacement for former captain Patrick Vieira in the last 10 years.
The Frenchman responded to Neville’s comments in the aftermath of the club’s goalless draw against Liverpool and highlighted Francis Coquelin improvement since breaking into the starting XI at the turn of the year [via Guardian Sport].
However, writing in his weekly column for Telegraph Sport, Neville says the north London outfit will not be crowned champions of England until they add power, pace and strength to their squad.
The former England international did however admit he’d be the first to congratulate the Gunners if they were to win the title this season:
“If, at the end of the season, Arsenal fans are laughing in the face of what I had to say this week then I will happily concede defeat.”
“To see a team out-football everyone for a whole season, and never have to rely on grit or determination four or five times to keep them in contention, would be an amazing breakthrough.”
“Precedent suggests it will never happen. To win the league with the front six he played against Liverpool would require history to be redefined,” Neville added.
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