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Gary Neville calls Arsenal in-game huddle ‘a bluff’ after 3-3 draw with Southampton

Gary Neville calls Arsenal in-game huddle ‘a bluff’ after 3-3 draw with Southampton

Neville has given a scathing take on Arsenal’s huddle last night after they conceded their second goal against Southampton last night.

Gary Neville was unconvinced by the effectiveness of Arsenal's huddle last night after they had gone 2-0 down against Southampton in a must-win game.

The huddle occurred after Arsenal were caught out at the back, with ex-Gunner Theo Walcott calmly slotting home to give the 20th placed Saints a shock two goal lead.

Oleksandr Zinchenko seemed to be at fault for the goal, as he was ball-watching as the pass was played through the heart of the defence.

Zinchenko then called the huddle before the restart, assumably to re-focus and re-group the team, though Gary Neville was not terribly convinced that there was any need for it.

The morning after the game, Gary Neville carried out a quick Q&A on Twitter, answering a variety of questions on several football topics such as Newcastle's top 4 prospects, thoughts on United's form, takeover and squad, and some of his end-of-season thoughts among other things.

Neville also shared his thoughts on Arsenal's form, saying:

"For Arsenal the more experienced players needed to step up and be composed. In the last 3 games the more ex ones haven’t. The younger ones have looked more assured. Zinchenko, Jesus, Partey haven’t been right. They have 5 days to sort themselves out. The huddle last night a bluff!"

Arsenal players got into a huddle after conceding two in the opening 15 minutes. (
PA Images)

Arsenal did reply before half-time, though Southampton scored a third and Arsenal clawed their way back to 3-3 in the dying embers of the game, but it was too little, too late for the Gunners.

The draw leaves them just five points clear of second-placed Manchester City, who have two games in hand as well as a game against Arsenal at The Etihad.

Arsenal fans were fuming with the result, as a home game against the side that are bottom of the league is expected to be easier than what was shown last night, with the Gooners' title hopes now hanging by a thread.

A miracle is needed for the North London side, who face Manchester City on Wednesday.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Arsenal, Premier League, Southampton, Gary Neville