Paul Merson has tipped Arsenal to build a run of wins which will lead them to earn a place in the top four this season.
The Gunners have qualified for the Champions League every year for the last two decades, but are amidst their biggest battle of my memory to continue that run of consecutive entries.
We currently lie in sixth place in the table, albeit having games in hand on each of our rivals. Should each of us win those excess games, each of us, Liverpool and Manchester United would sit on the same points, while Manchester City would have a one point advantage.
Despite trailing our rivals with the added pressure of having to win those extra games, Paul Merson has tipped us to continue our run in the Champions League.
“I’ll go Chelsea, Tottenham, Man City and I’m going to go for Arsenal to chase down Liverpool,” Merson said.
“Arsenal are a dangerous animal when they’ve got nothing to play for.
“When there’s no pressure they can put seven wins together easily.
“Liverpool have relied on Mane and I don’t know whether his injury will affect the players.
“They give away points against the lesser teams and it’ll cost them.”
Merson is usually over-harsh on our side, which is quite odd from a former player of our side, and on top of that, he is also overly favourable to our closest neighbours Tottenham, which of course gets on my nerves (and most likely yours too).
It’s known that Paul grew up supporting another London team in Chelsea, and is regularly selected to be a pundit for our matches, and quite honestly, his predictions are usually wrong, but he does also usually go against us.
Can Merson get a prediction right for once? We did finish last season the better, but can we do it again? Pat J