All Arsenal fans are used to the TV pundits berating Arsene Wenger and saying things like “You can’t win the title with Olivier Giroud”, but it is annoying when ex-Arsenal players join in with the criticism.
As far as I remember Paul Merson was infamous for being addicted to gambling, cocaine and alcohol during his time as an Arsenal player, and it certainly sounds like he had had a few when he ranted about Wenger not buying anyone other than Petr Cech this summer.
“It puts severe pressure on the players and whatever they say at Arsenal, I bet those players know they will not win the title this season,” Merson was quoted as saying.
“Does Arsene Wenger really think you can finish that many points behind Chelsea last season and get past them this time just by buying Petr Cech?
“Fans pay top dollar to watch Arsenal and they are right to be upset. They are spending a fortune and the club isn’t.
I don’t if Merson has had time to actually look at the League table, but Arsenal are already above Chelsea and there is little reason to think they will overtake us any time soon. I can see us having trouble catching up with Manchester City, who are the only club to get off to a flying start this time around but Jose Mourinho seems to have lost it in this campaign.
I know there is a long way to go but I will happily predict that Merson will change his mind on who will win the title at least five times this season!