Gary Neville has hit out at Arsenal's players, stating they are "spineless" and "an absolute disgrace" on commentary of Manchester City’s win of the Carabao Cup on Sunday.
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The Premier League leaders went ahead with a goal from Sergio Aguero, along with Vincent Kompany making it 2-0 in the 58th minute. In the 65th minute, David Silva ended Arsenal’s hope with a third goal.
Neville criticised Arsenal's attitude after City's third goal and he made this very clear in his assessment.
He said: "In the minute before that goal, I mentioned the walking of the Arsenal players, and then the retreating runs of Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka, ambling, jogging back - an absolute disgrace they are, an absolute disgrace.
"Walking on a football pitch at Wembley, giving up, spineless.”
"And look at that [child crying], that's what you cause. All a fan wants to see is a player running, as fast as he can, as hard as he can, and they're walking around on a football pitch.”
"City have played properly, that's all they had to do, to walk through this Arsenal team. The precision that you expect from this Man City team was there.
"I have to say, I'm struggling to come up with words now to describe this Arsenal pattern, this engrained, embedded pattern that we've seen.”
"I've not really liked their defending for a long time, I've not really liked their leadership, the character, and the spirit on the pitch, but you've always liked the football - I don't even like the football anymore. The last bastion has gone.”
"It's not even a team that plays good football. Liverpool play better, Tottenham play better, Manchester City play better. There are three or four teams that play better football than them now."