Gary Neville leaves Jamie Carragher baffled with Premier League title prediction

Gary Neville left Jamie Carragher baffled with his Premier League title prediction on Monday Night Football.

The two pundits disagreed over which club would end the season top of the table, despite both believing Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta should be named manager of the year. This caused Carragher to question Neville's choice, with the former Manchester United defender having tipped the Gunners to come third behind Manchester City and United.

Discussing Arteta's season, Neville explained: "Mikel Arteta’s got a wonderful opportunity to break. All of a sudden, you win the league with Arsenal, you’re into Barcelona territory, into super-manager territory, where you’ve achieved something magical.

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"It’s a massive few months for him, but, to be fair I think finishing second, he’s still had the most unbelievable season, if he did."

Carragher then asked: "What if he finishes third?" Neville began to respond: "I'd still say that at the start of the season…" However, Carragher's laughter interrupted his answer.

The former Liverpool star then added: "He’s given Arteta manager of the year?! How’s he going to be manager of the year if you’ve put him third?! You think he’s manager of the year if he finishes third."

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Neville replied: "Right, Mikel Arteta is the manager of the year, even if he finishes third, second or first. It’s because at the end of last season, I thought they were in significant trouble. He (Carragher) said he thinks they’d be in big trouble this season, we both said it."

Carragher continued: "The whole point of football is you then watch something happening differently and then change your view."

Finally, Neville ended his argument by saying: "First, second or third, I’d say that’s still a great season. I know Arsenal fans from this position, maybe even Mikel Arteta would say, that might be disappointing now from where they are, to finish second or third. But it would be a great season, it would be."

Arsenal, who Carragher predicted would win the league, currently lead nearest challengers City by five points at the top of the table and are 11 clear of third place Newcastle United.

Arteta's side also have a game in hand on their title rivals, but have yet to face champions City in the league this season. The two sides meet in a rearranged game at the Emirates Stadium on February 26 before the reverse fixture on April 26.


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