Paul Merson makes gloomy prediction about Arsenal under Unai Emery - football

Paul Merson makes gloomy prediction about Arsenal under Unai Emery



Paul Merson has brought Arsenal supporters back down to earth after the Gunners legend predicted Unai Emery’s side will be on the end of a “thrashing” in the near future.
The Gunners have impressed under Arsene Wenger’s replacement over the past month or so following a run of six successive victories to hoist themselves up to fourth place in the table.
The north London side have eased to victories over West Ham, Newcastle, Everton, Watford, Fulham and Cardiff City to prompt talk of a top-four challenge in the current campaign.
Arsenal’s winning run is all the more impressive considering the Gunners made an underwhelming start to the campaign following successive losses to Manchester City and Chelsea FC.
Only the Citizens have scored more times than Arsenal this season after Emery’s side netted their 19th goal in eight games after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang polished off a 5-1 win at Fulham last weekend. However, former Arsenal star Merson believes the Gunners will suffer a heavy loss in the coming weeks due to their deficiencies at the back.
“Sooner or later they will be on the end of a big score – defensively they are all over the place,” Merson told The Debate on Sky Sports.
“The one thing that gets them out of trouble is that they’re always going to score goals. But defensively, they are just not good enough.”
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