GARY NEVILLE joked he would be willing to sign a petition banning HIMSELF from commentating on Arsenal matches.

The former Manchester United defender, 47, is one of the main men with the microphone for Sky Sports.

But with his connections to the Red Devils, some viewers reckon he can slip into being biased.

And during Arsenal's dramatic 3-2 win over Neville's beloved United on Sunday, a Gunners fan show Twitter account suggested the idea of a Neville embargo when the Premier League leaders play live on Sky.

The Arsenal Therapy Show tweeted: "Like this tweet if you would sign a petition to have @GNev2 banned from commentating on Arsenal games."

The post has received more than 17,000 likes already.


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And it got further traction when Neville brilliantly retweeted it and quipped: "I will sign it 🙋🏻‍♂️!

"Thought I was fair yesterday as well 😂"

The tweet prompted a mix of comments in the replies below.

One said: "Thought Gary was very fair yesterday, had excitement in his voice for Arsenal's goals which I found refreshing."

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Another wrote: "A tricky job to pull off with your love and emotions towards United Gary. In all honesty, you did alright and take the banter well. Credit to you."

But a third added: "Honestly I don't knock you, you are a true United fan but watching an important match with the commentator a passionate United fan came through badly, no matter how hard you tried."

Neville understandably got excited when Marcus Rashford blasted in his smart opener before Arsenal hit back through Eddie Nketiah and Bukayo Saka's stunner.

Lisandro Martinez levelled it up with a looping header but Nketiah grabbed a last-gap winner to restore Arsenal's five-point lead at the top.

A video of Neville allegedly reacting to Nketiah's flick in the 90th minute spread on social media – but the commentator confirmed the footage was from a different day.

But even after racking up a staggering 50 points by the halfway mark of the season, Neville still does not believe Arsenal will be lifting the Premier League trophy by the end of May.

He said: "I don't see them going on to win the league.

"I think Manchester City will win the league because I just think they've got a special run in them.

"I think that at a point in the season Arsenal will lose one or two matches and City will be right on their shoulders and it will become very difficult for them.

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"But they could win the league. And to be honest with you, to say they could win the league… I thought they would be nowhere near winning the league, Arsenal, I can't believe they're in the chat.

"The fact they're in the chat of winning the league is incredible so it's not a negative thing for me to say I think City will win the league because that's what we all said probably at the start of the season."

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