A brace from Gabriel Jesus and a goal each from Granit Xhaka and Gabriel Martinelli gave us a convincing win today. Mikel Arteta really is building something special, and our recruitment has been absolutely spot.
We don’t know what Neville thinks about Arsenal now, but this time last year, he had a real go at our club’s strategy. Those comments look really silly now.
Gary Neville’s 2021 comments on Arsenal look silly
Back in August 2021, Gary Neville criticised Arsenal’s recruitment. He had a go at our signings and went as far as questioning the direction that Edu and Arteta are taking us.
The Manchester United legend said: “I don’t know the plan at Arsenal. The recruitment to me has been really poor.
“They’re poor at it compared to other clubs, they just are. They’ve been poor in the last few years.
“I don’t get the strategy, I don’t get the direction of how they’re taking the team.”
Almost exactly a year later now, Neville’s comments look really silly.
Arsenal’s signings since last summer have all been excellent. Almost every player we’ve brought in has impressed, and the direction our club is going in is absolutely the right one.
Manchester United, however, are going backwards!
Brentford thrash Neville’s Manchester United
Neville was very appreciative of Manchester United’s signings last summer compared to ours. He even backed his old club to finish in one of the Champions League places last season, and those comments look just as silly now.
The Red Devils were awful last season, while this campaign has gotten off to the worst possible start as well.
After losing to Brighton on the opening day, United went to Brentford looking for a positive result. Instead, they were humiliated, conceding four goals in the first 35 minutes of the game.
We wonder what Neville has to say about his old side’s recruitment after wrongly having a go at Arsenal’s last season.