I always like to keep an eye out for Paul Merson’s predictions regarding Arsenal, as I am so used to seeing him criticizing his old club. He gave us no chance in our opening two games (I guess you could say he was right) but this week for a change he is predicting a very easy win for the Gunners.
Merson said on SkySports: “I don’t see anything other than an Arsenal win here. West Ham have struggled, and I don’t see anything different from them compared to last year.
“I can’t get over Cheikhou Kouyate leaving for Crystal Palace for that kind of money, he’s the only one who had any legs in midfield, and I think Arsenal will run riot.
“Let’s be honest, if Arsenal had put the chances away against Chelsea – and it’s easy to say: “Oh that’s a half chance” – but they had five unbelievable chances at Stamford Bridge. If they put those away, they come away from the Bridge scoring seven, and everyone would be saying: “Wow”.”
Is this really Paul Merson? If he really has changed his tune this much it can only mean that he had a personal vendetta against Arsene Wenger as he constantly criticised our old boss and his Arsenal team. It would be nice for one of our old boys to actually say nice things about the club for a change!
Well, I for one hope he is right, and we “run riot” over Jack Wilshere and his new mates.