It has been an intriguing title race so far, with Arsenal leading the way by five points heading into the World Cup break. City have been very strong, but the Gunners have been more consistent so far, and their reward is a healthy lead heading into the more than month-long break. City remain favourites with most, but the longer Arsenal continue their excellent form - winning all but two games so far - the more serious they will have to be taken, especially as the business end of the season comes into focus.
But for now, Sky Sports pundit Neville is not budging from his position, which is firmly behind Pep Guardiola’s men.
“They’ve (Arsenal) been fantastic, they are the class act of this first 14 games,” Neville told Sky Sports. “We want a title race, we want there to be competitiveness in the Premier League and not for one team to run away with it every single season. At this moment in time, Arsenal are putting up a real fight. They’re the best team in the league in the first 14 games of the season by a mile.
“I still think there’s an element of they’ve still got to prove themselves. I will say it time and time again until they show me differently.
“But what they’re demonstrating at this moment in time is that they’re the best team in the league, the most consistent team in the league, and from where they were at the end of last season - well done to Mikel Arteta, it’s a brilliant job that he’s done. However, I said last week that I thought Manchester City would win the title by 15 points - and I’m going to hang in there with that prediction. But Arsenal are making me doubt that.”