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Gary Neville compares Arsenal star Jorginho to Manchester United legend Paul Scholes
Posted by  badge Boss on May 08, 2023 - 05:47PM
Jorginho was sensational against Newcastle (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Gary Neville heaped praise on Jorginho following his Man of the Match performance against and compared the Italian to Manchester United legend Paul Scholes.

Arsenal got their title bid back on track with a 2-0 win against the Magpies at St James’ Park on Sunday afternoon.

The Gunners survived an early onslaught before opened the scoring and forced an own goal in the second half to wrap up the points.

Arsenal threw away leads against Liverpool and in April, which has left them trailing Manchester City in the title race.

But Jorginho was included in the side on Sunday and the former Chelsea star brought a calmness and composure to Arsenal’s midfield in the north-east.

And Neville lauded Jorginho for his performance, comparing the midfielder’s play to that of former team-mate Scholes.

Scholes was the best midfielder of his generation. (Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

‘The reason why players and have said Paul Scholes is their favourite player was because in moments in the hardest atmosphere in a difficult away game those players are unique,’ Neville told the .

‘They have the composure, the balance to get the team playing.

‘That’s what reminded me of – he was fantastic. Arsenal have gone up a lot in my estimation [on Sunday] as I didn’t expect that. I expected them to fall.

‘Those Manchester City players will go to bed, not panicking, but it’s a little dig in the ribs. They will have wanted a cushion going into the Real Madrid game.’


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