Paul Merson

Paul Merson reveals his Arsenal v Leeds United prediction


Paul Merson is backing Arsenal to take one other step nearer to the title by claiming a 4-1 win over Leeds United on Saturday.

The north London facet are getting ready to host the Whites at The Emirates realizing that their lead on the high of the desk may have been minimize down to 5 factors by the point they kick off.

Second-placed Manchester Metropolis will host Liverpool FC within the day’s early kick-off, giving Pep Guardiola’s males the prospect to shut the hole on Mikel Arteta’s desk toppers.

Former England and Arsenal midfielder Merson isn’t anticipating the Gunners to have any issues towards the guests on Saturday and is tipping the house facet to assert a cushty win.

Writing in his column for Sportskeeda, Merson mentioned: “If Metropolis win their match towards Liverpool, Arsenal must win this recreation. They’ve been completely excellent this season. Fulham gave United a run for his or her cash this month, and so they had been battered by Arsenal. That’s how dominant Mikel Arteta’s facet has been this season.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta

Mikel Arteta (Photograph: Mark Cosgrove / Information Photos /

“Bukayo Saka is enjoying in addition to an in-form Mohamed Salah proper now, however he’ll want time to succeed in the numbers that Salah used to place up. Mohamed Salah was the perfect participant on the planet at a cut-off date. You’ve obtained to do not forget that we’re speaking a couple of younger child – Salah was at Chelsea when he was Saka’s age.

“Leeds will not be going to carry again and play ten males behind the ball. They’re going to have a go and I anticipate them to attain a purpose, however I don’t assume they’ll maintain it tight on the again.

“Arsenal are on the high of the league as a result of everybody has been wonderful. When one participant doesn’t have an excellent recreation, one other participant steps up. They’ve been sensible as a workforce and may be capable of win this recreation.”

In the meantime, former Chelsea FC star Chris Sutton can also be anticipating to see Arsenal declare a house victory on Saturday to make it seven wins in a row within the Premier League.

Chris SuttonChris Sutton

Ex-Chelsea FC striker Chris Sutton (Photograph: BT Sport)

Regardless of warning the Gunners that this won’t be a simple recreation, Sutton believes that Arsenal can have an excessive amount of for Leeds, who’re 14th within the Premier League desk as issues stand.

Writing in his personal column for BBC Sport, Sutton mentioned: “I’ve mentioned many occasions this season that Leeds have gotten some gifted gamers who haven’t put a 90-minute efficiency collectively, and so they lastly did that with their 4-2 win at Wolves earlier than the worldwide break.

“I actually don’t see this as being simple for Arsenal however the Gunners are on this marvellous run of six successive league wins since they misplaced to Manchester Metropolis in February, and so they at all times appear to discover a means of getting the best consequence.

“Leeds shall be vigorous and I actually like Wilfried Gnonto when he will get on the ball however Arsenal have gotten Bukayo Saka, who’s the perfect right-winger on the planet in the meanwhile.

“Gabriel Jesus shall be nearer to full health now too after getting some minutes beneath his belt in March so they have some nice choices up entrance. Arsenal will create a number of possibilities and I don’t see Leeds conserving them out.”


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