Jamie Carragher could not resist poking fun at Gary Neville after Arsenal’s dramatic win over Bournemouth, bringing up his previous comments about Oleksandr Zinchenko.
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The Gunners restored their five-point advantage at the top of the Premier League table after a remarkable victory on Saturday afternoon, coming from two goals down against the Cherries.
Goals from Thomas Partey and Ben White had levelled the scores before a stunning left-footed strike from substitute Reiss Nelson in the 97th minute secured all three points at the death.
Former Manchester United defender Neville has repeatedly played down Arsenal’s title hopes despite their superb form – and continuous displays of character – this season.
And he was yet again made to eat his words after Saturday’s match, with Arsenal fans – and, indeed, fellow pundit Carragher – bringing up his previous disparaging comments about Zinchenko earlier in the season.
‘The experience is still not there either off the pitch or on the pitch. I’ve watched Oleksandr Zinchenko, but he’s not a leader. I love him to bits… but he’s not a leader,’ said Neville back in August.
‘Is he going to, in the difficult moments of the season, be able to pull it all together? He might do.
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