- Arsenal are eight points clear at the top of the league after beating Spurs 2-0
- Gary Neville claimed they wouldn’t win the title and would finish behind Man Utd
- Piers Morgan slammed the pundit and sent a tweet telling him to ‘pipe down’
- He also challenged Neville to a charity bet over the aforementioned predictions
Piers Morgan has slammed Gary Neville and challenged him to a charity bet after the pundit said Arsenal wouldn’t win the league.
The Gunners went eight points clear of second place Manchester City when they beat Tottenham 2-0 in a dominant north London derby victory on Sunday.
Piers Morgan has slammed Gary Neville after the pundit said Arsenal wouldn’t win the league
The TV presenter also challenge the pundit to a charity bet in regards to his predictions
The pundit insisted City would emerge as champions due to their superior squad depth – before adding he hopes Arsenal will come first.
He tweeted: ‘Pipe down T-Bag. I bet you £5000 to charity that Arsenal finish higher in the league.’
The ‘T-Bag’ reference was related to an iconic villain in US drama series Prison Break – which Neville has previously revealed he was called as a nickname by teammates during his career due to perceived similarities in their looks.
Along with Man City winning the title, Neville said United would finish above the Gunners
Speaking to his own podcast, Neville had said: ‘No (Arsenal won’t win the league). But I said Leicester wouldn’t win the league.
‘They won’t win the league. Manchester City will win the league, and I think Man Utd will finish second, and I know that will annoy Arsenal fans!
‘I’d rather Arsenal win the league than Man City. I think it would be absolutely sensational for the Premier League.
‘I think about watching the Premier League, we’ve seen City sweep up, apart from Liverpool, over the past five years. To think Arsenal could come and win it, it adds to our league, it makes our league great.
‘I’d love Man Utd to win it, but I don’t think that’s going to happen this season.’
Pep Guardiola’s side have hit a blip over recent weeks – losing their last two games to United and Southampton – while they also dropped points against Premier League strugglers Everton.
However, Neville backed them to turn it around and believed the depth and quality in their squad would mean they will overpower Arsenal eventually.