Gary Neville’s league Cup final verdict as Manchester City beat Arsenal 3-0 at Wembley wasn’t pleasing for Gunners.
Gary Neville was highly critical of Arsenal’s 3-0 Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester City by labelling their players “spineless”.
Neville said: My immediate thought is not for Manchester City – they’ve won the Premier League title irrespective of what happens on Thursday – it’s more, what’s the atmosphere in the ground going to be like on Thursday night at the Emirates?
We’re going to be there two or three hours before, and we’ll see it build up and you’ll be able to feel that. I think it might go, I think if they concede a goal on Thursday it could be a very difficult, horrible game for Arsene Wenger and those players, and the board as well.
We saw it last season, I didn’t enjoy it, it was unpleasant when the protestations were going on leading up to the game, the marches from the fans, the banners. I didn’t enjoy it, I thought Arsene Wenger deserved better.Look, I played in cup finals in Cardiff where we got beat by Liverpool, where we didn’t play well. It was a horrible feeling.
But I saw things out on that pitch from Arsenal. I actually called it in the lead up to the third goal, where they were walking back, and walking up, and walking towards the ball. You do not walk on a football pitch, that’s the one thing you don’t do.
I’m finding it difficult to take because it’s a wonderful football club with a great history and tradition, but at the moment they’re in decline in terms of their performance levels and their standards.