Merson insists Arsenal is no longer favourites for a top-four finish

Paul Merson believes Tottenham and not Arsenal is the favourite to finish this season inside the top four.

Both London clubs are battling for a Champions League place in these last few weeks of the season.

The Gunners held on to the fourth spot for weeks, but Tottenham overtook them at the weekend after Arsenal lost at Crystal Palace, although Mikel Arteta’s men have an outstanding game.

Spurs have been in commanding form recently and they are also seriously pushing to make a return to the Champions League by the end of this campaign.

Merson believes they now have the upper hand in the race for the UCL Spot. He said via The Sun:

“Arsenal don’t really have a game in hand because Tottenham have got them at home anyway.

Adding: “Spurs are the favourites for top four now.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

This is an important stage of the season and considering our fixture list, the odds are not really in our favour right now.

However, no one believed we could be in the position we are in now and Arteta’s side has thrived on proving doubters wrong in this campaign.

Hopefully, they will do that again in the remaining games.

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  1. The fundits Paul Merson, Kev Campbell and the Blooper Con-pewter are truly amazing.
    Jan 3rd Arsenal fav for top 4.
    Jan 10th. Arsenal no chance of top 4.
    Feb 7th Arsenal certain to get top 4
    March 11th. Arsenal out of top 4 race.
    March 24th Arenal in Champions League.
    April 7th. Arsenal beaten by Spurs to top 4. 🙂
    I will make a wild prediction that if Arsenal beat Brighton and Spurs lose to Villa these fundits and the Blooper Con-Pewter will “reveal” Arsenal in front of top 4 race.
    I could check the PL table I suppose 🙂 🙂 🙂

    1. Most of these pundits like Merson etc change their opinions more than they change their drawers. But the stink is just the same lol

  2. Are you saying pundits are like Pendulums.

    There is no dearth of drama in the game of football, pundits are hired to heighten the theatrics

  3. Paul Merson last week”Arsenal are favourite for 4th,it is theirs to lose…”,I can’t wait to see who is his favourite next week.

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