The title race is over – Man City hailed as Premier League champions after Arsenal lose to Brighton

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Manchester United legend Gary Neville believes the title race is over for Arsenal after they lost 3-0 to Brighton at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Arsenal are now four points behind Manchester City with two games left to play although Manchester City have a game in hand.

Speaking after the game, Neville said: “Manchester City have gone on an incredible run, winning 11 on the bounce, but Arsenal have lost 12 points in the last seven games against teams that they shouldn’t have done.

“Southampton and West Ham one just hurt them too much and today they’ve just been outplayed.

“That’s it. The title is over Arsenal have had a very good season. An excellent season. It’s just been too much for them.

“Manchester City going to Goodison park were emphatic earlier on today. It was a potential earmarked banana skin. And maybe that’s just dented Arsenal’s mood before the game as they came into it against an awkward opponent.

“But I have to say the Brighton performance was out of this world. Look at that coaching staff celebrate. Absolutely wonderful. They’ve been outstanding all season but that’s just the cherry on the cake for them.

“To epitomise everything that they’ve been. Arsenal for much of this season have been the best team in the country and they’ve just absolutely taken them to the cleaners.”