GARY NEVILLE feared things could get a “little bit nasty” after Arsenal supporters attempted to hijack his podcast on Sunday.
The former Manchester United captain was at the Emirates to cover the Gunners beating his old club 3-2 to move five points clear.
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The Sky Sports pundit, 47, had last week predicted that Mikel Arteta’s side would not be crowned Premier League champions this season.
He predicted that Man City would pip them and that United would eventually finish second.
But as he was filming his latest episode of his Sky Sports podcast with Martin Tyler in the gantry yesterday after full-time, things got a little worrying for the ex-England defender.
He then turned around and said: “You alright, lads? Are Arsenal going to win the league?
“I don’t think you will! But that’s life! But you’re having a great season, well done.”
Both Neville and Tyler started laughing, but the former’s tone soon changed as fans continued to shout at him.
He said: “I don’t know whether it’s going to turn a little bit nasty, this, from a little bit of good humour.”
Neville managed to keep his composure as a fan dangled a scarf directly behind him before his hecklers eventually departed and allowed him to continue.
It comes just a week after Neville stated his belief that Arsenal’s charge to the title would soon collapse.
He told Sky Sports: “They won’t win the league. Manchester City will win the league, and I think Man Utd will finish second, and I know that will annoy Arsenal fans.
“I think at some point Man City will hit a run. Once they do, they’ve got to play Arsenal twice… At some point, there will be a very difficult period for Arsenal this season.
“Is it conceivable that Arsenal are going to continue as they are? I don’t think it is.”
Over 16,000 supporters have now liked a tweet from “The Arsenal Therapy Show” calling for Neville to be banned from the Emirates.
But after noticing the numbers, Neville was a good sport this morning and replied on Twitter: “I will sign it. Thought I was fair yesterday as well.”