Arsenal legend Paul Merson names the 2 players that will not be up to the task against Liverpool

Arsenal legend Paul Merson names the 2 players that will not be up to the task against Liverpool

Arsenal favourite Paul Merson has admitted that he “can’t see anything but a Liverpool win” this weekend.

The Gunners are on a 13-game unbeaten streak in all competitions and have not lost in the Premier League since the second weekend of the season.

But the Sky Sports pundit is fearful for his old club ahead of Saturday evening’s clash with Liverpool.

Liverpool are one of three unbeaten teams in the league so far this year and are only being kept off the top of the table by goal difference.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are seen as being the closest to being able to challenge Manchester City for the title at the end of the year and so far they have lived up to that promise.

Merson believes two players in particular will be run ragged by Liverpool’s front three.



Arsenal legend Paul Merson
Arsenal legend Paul Merson

In making his prediction for Sky Sports , he said: “I think this is the day Arsenal show some big cracks.

“I just think the defence is terrible, all over the place, and no different to what it was before. If Hector Bellerin is injured, you’re talking about Granit Xhaka at left-back, a central midfield player, and Stephan Lichtsteiner at right-back, who has been a good player but is nearly 35 now. How many 35-year-olds are there in the Premier League?

“We saw Leicester rip Arsenal to shreds for 30 minutes; they scored, Harry Maguire missed a sitter, they had a stonewall penalty turned down. Leicester’s front three aren’t even in the same class as Liverpool’s. I just cannot see how Arsenal will live with them.

“People will say ‘oh Arsenal will score goals’, but Liverpool’s defence has been superb. I watched Arsenal win 11 games on the trot, and they could have easily lost four of them, let alone drawn them.”

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