Former Manchester United full-back Gary Neville has defended Arsenal’s performance, despite being well-beaten by Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
Neville stated, whilst commentating on the game; “It feels like a positive 3-0 defeat, if you could argue that. I’ve seen things today from Arsenal that I quite like.”
“They are playing against a brilliant team, let’s be clear. They (Liverpool) pushed Manchester City right to the end last season, a monstrous amount of points, and obviously won the Champions League, so we’re talking about one of the best in Europe and that’s told today.”
“But from an Arsenal point of view we’re talking about building block by block and I don’t mind what I’ve seen. Arsenal fans behind the goal might see it differently, travelling back to London having lost 3-0, but I think over the season it will bear out that they will do okay.”
“It’s the manner of the performance sometimes. With Arsenal in the past we’ve been critical of. I’ve not seen that today, they are still going, they’ve not left anything in the changing room, it’s all out there on the pitch.”
Arsenal went on to score a consolation goal after Neville’s comments, leaving the final score as 3-1 to the Merseyside club and perhaps showing just why Neville praised them.
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