...By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media.
Gary Neville has acknowledged that Arsenal may be the only team that can stop Manchester City’s “nightmare,” as the Gunners prepare to take on Southampton.
In recent weeks, City have appeared to be unstoppable, and they are now in charge of their own fate.
City has the opportunity to win the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League treble this season, a feat that only Manchester United has accomplished before.
Neville believes that Arsenal is the only team that has a chance of halting City’s momentum.
He stated on Sky Sports that he does not want City to win the treble and that Arsenal is the team with the best chance of stopping them.
In Neville’s opinion, it would be incredible if Arsenal managed to go from fifth to first in the league, but he has doubts about their ability to do so.
He is concerned that the pressure of this crucial period of games may be too much for Arsenal’s young players, and the team’s leaders may be unable to guide them to victory.
Neville noted that during their last game against West Ham, Arsenal showed signs of nerves and tension, which may prove to be a hindrance in the coming weeks.
City’s quest for the treble continues with a semi-final match against Sheffield United in the FA Cup on Saturday, followed by a crucial game against Arsenal the following week.
Arsenal has already played City twice this season, once in the league and once in the cup, and lost both games.
While Neville may see Arsenal as the only team capable of halting City’s treble, it remains to be seen whether they will be able to achieve this feat.
City has been in exceptional form recently, and their dominance may prove too much for Arsenal to handle.
However, if Arsenal can overcome their nerves and play to their full potential, they may be able to cause an upset and prevent City from making history.