Gary Neville

Gary Neville and Piers Morgan react to Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Man Metropolis


Gary Neville saluted Arsenal’s resilient efficiency after the Gunners claimed a battling 1-0 victory over Manchester Metropolis in Sunday’s Premier League showdown at The Emirates.

Gabriel Martinelli, who was introduced on at half-time for Leandro Trossard, fired dwelling a late winner within the 86th minute when his shot was deflected into the web off Nathan Ake.

It wasn’t essentially the most entertaining of video games, with the 2 sides solely managing to conjure three photographs on track between them in the course of the 90 minutes, however it was Arsenal who had been in a position to revenue when it counted.

The victory moved Arsenal as much as second place within the desk and stage on factors with leaders Tottenham, who stay prime as a result of they’ve scored two extra objectives than the Gunners up to now this time period.

The win leaves Mikel Arteta’s males two factors away from defending champions Manchester Metropolis, who sit in third, and former Manchester United defender Neville praised the Gunners for his or her show towards Pep Guardiola’s facet.

“The environment right here is particular,” Neville stated on Sky Sports activities instantly after the ultimate whistle. “I’ve criticised them for over celebrating – not as we speak. That’s a giant second for them.

“They needed to beat Manchester Metropolis as we speak; no Rodri, no [Kevin] De Bruyne – you’ll by no means get a greater likelihood.

“It was scruffy, it went 12 rounds. However they acquired via it. [There is] an extended lengthy solution to go however it’s going to give them a lot confidence. A lot confidence.”

Mikel Arteta

Mikel Arteta (Photograph: Mark Cosgrove / Information Photographs /

In the meantime, superstar Arsenal fan Piers Morgan took to X, previously often called Twitter, to submit his response to the sport.

The previous Day by day Mirror editor reserved particular reward for summer season signing Declan Rice, who performed the complete 90 minutes in entrance of a packed Emirates crowd.

Posting on X after the ultimate whistle, Morgan wrote: “Arsenal beat the Champions and go joint prime of the League. Large second for ⁦Mikel Arteta and his crew.

“Scrappy previous sport however we defended like demons and ⁦Declan Rice⁩ was very good once more. I guess Mikel’s by no means loved a handshake greater than this one…”

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(Photograph: X)

Gunners midfielder Rice, who has began all eight of Arsenal’s Premier League video games since his transfer from West Ham United in the summertime switch window, additionally earned reward from former England striker Gary Lineker.

Posting on his personal X account, Lineker wrote: “Vital victory for Arsenal in some ways. Declan Rice the very best participant on the pitch imho.”

Arsenal will face Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge on Saturday 21 October of their subsequent Premier League sport, after the worldwide break.


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