Last week it was Stan Collymore categorically ruling Arsenal out of the title hunt, citing a lack of strength in their squad.
Gary Neville has joined the naysayers, albeit in a far more polite and less condescending manner.
Speaking on SkySports Monday Night Football, Neville had only positive things to say about Arsenal's excellent win at Villa, but added that ultimately he feels they will fall short.
He said: "I think, they are doing well, they are doing really well, and that's not patronising. For them to be doing what they are doing, from where they were last season.
"I know they signed Ozil but he's not having what I would call a massive season, he's had a good impact, but not a massive massive impact where he's doing a Luis Suarez or he's scoring 15-20 goals, but they are playing well as a team, they are digging in.
"The away win at Villa, the away win at West Ham, at Newcastle are big moments and I think this arsenal team are progressing.
"It's ominous that Chelsea and City are looking powerful and strong, and I do think they will get hauled back Arsenal by those two teams.
"I think the power of those two teams will eventually tell. But to this point of the season they have done everything that has been asked of them."
Neville like all pundits, reserves his right to change his mind should Arsenal complete a blockbuster deal to sign a striker before the transfer window is out.
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