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Sergio Aguero urged to join Arsenal this summer 0

Posted on March 31, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has confirmed he will be leaving the Etihand when his contract expires at the end of the season, and though he hasn’t spoken about potential destinations yet, former Gunner Paul Merson believes the brilliant Argentinian should join Arsenal.

The 32-year-old has spent a whole decade with the current league leaders, scoring 257 goals and producing 73 assists 384 appearances in all competitions in that time.  That alone is enough to set him among the greats of the game in England, quite apart from four Premier League titles, one FA Cup and five League Cup trophies. He represented his country on 97 occasions, and has 41 international goals to his name.

Paul Merson on Arteta and the summer transfer plans 0

Posted on February 27, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Former Arsenal forward Paul Merson has given his piece of mind on Mikel Arteta and the upcoming summer transfer window.

Merson spent 12 years at the club, between 1985 and ’87, scoring 78 goals in 327 games across all competitions for the Gunners in that time. Now 51 years old, he works as a pundit and speaking to Sky Sports he often gives verdict on what is happening at Arsenal.

Arsenal vs Liverpool – reactions 0

Posted on November 05, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Nobody can dispute that Arsenal’s 1-1 draw against Liverpool was a great game of football. It was all that it promised to be – despite yielding only two goals, which is an uncharacteristically small number for these two teams.

Another thing the contest has done is proved a few people’s views on Arsenal wrong. As you might recall, former Arsenal player Paul Merson recently said he expected Liverpool to ‘rip Arsenal apart’.

Merson believes nothing has changed at Arsenal 0

Posted on October 31, 2018 by David Nugent

According to former Arsenal hero and Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson, nothing has changed defensively at Arsenal since the summer appointment of Spanish boss Unai Emery.

Nothing has changed defensively

Merson told Sky Sports: “It looks like an Arsene Wenger team defensively, and they have always been irresistible going forward on their day,”

“I think they will get turned over by a couple of smaller teams and I don’t see them beating the big ones.

“I don’t think they were good at the start of the season. They went on a great run, but defensively they will get found out. Nothing has really changed at the back.”

Expactations, success, views and explanations 0

Posted on October 25, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal took their winning run one step further by beating Sporting in Lisbon in the Europa League on Thursday. Danny Welbecks’s 78th-minute strike means the Gunners have now played 11 games since an opponent was last able to get a result – Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the second round of the Premier League.

Naturally, there have been various explanations, different views expressed on the matter, not only among fans, but also among ex players paid these days to give their respective verdicts on football-related stuff. Former Liverpool player Jamie Carragher, for instance, believes these results are much more than just luck. He rightly pointed out the consistency shown here, with many top-class teams often slipping up before achieving such a run.

Contrasting views on Arsenal 0

Posted on October 09, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

There’s no denying the fact that Arsenal have surprised most people with a bright start to the 2018/19 Premier League season. Not many expected a winning streak such as we’re witnessing at the moment, especially after the two opening defeats. But here they are, two points off the top of the table after eight rounds, defying scepticism to the hilt.

However, sceptics aren’t likely to go away just like that, not without having a good go at dampening the spirits of anybody positively excited.

A very good example of this battle of views are contrasting opinions of two of Sky Sports’ regular contributors, Nick Wright and Paul Merson.

Paul Merson praises Hector Bellerin 0

Posted on February 17, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Paul Merson has heaped praise on Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin after the Gunners 1-0 loss to Tottenham in the Premier League last weekend despite the defender receiving some criticism of late.

Arsenal fell to a hugely disappointing 1-0 defeat at the hands of Tottenham last weekend as their Premier League campaign took yet another major blow. Harry Kane was the only scorer in the match as he outshone Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, with Spurs dominating the match.

Paul Merson slams ‘laughable’ transfer decisions 0

Posted on December 15, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Former-Arsenal player Paul Merson has branded the team’s transfer business as ‘laughable’ after the club are reportedly going to begin talks to offer Jack Wilshere a new contract with the player only making one Premier League start this season.

Arsenal were held to a hugely disappointing draw by West Ham in the week as their Premier League campaign took another blow. Their stalemate with the Hammers was preceded by a tie with Southampton at the weekend, with the two sides sharing the spoils in a 1-1 draw.

Paul Merson calls Arsenal ’embarrassing’ after falling below Burnley 0

Posted on December 14, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Former-Arsenal man Paul Merson has labelled the Gunners as ’embarrassing’ after they dropped below Burnley in the Premier League following the side’s 0-0 draw with West Ham in their last game.

It was their second draw in as many games and it has seen Arsenal floundering in the league once again. Their 1-1 draw with Southampton saw the side lose ground on those above them, while their 0-0 draw with struggling West Ham saw pressure pile on Arsene Wenger and the players.

Paul Merson thinks Jack Wilshere needs to move abroad 0

Posted on November 12, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Paul Merson has claimed that Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere needs to move abroad to rejuvenate his career for both club and country, after being overlooked by Gareth Southgate for his international squad.

Arsenal have been in stuttering form in the Premier League of late as they have found consistency very hard to come by. A number of wins is always followed by a demoralising loss, which undoes all of the good work they have been doing.

Their last defeat was in an away game against Manchester City, and the 3-1 scoreline flattered the London side, with City creating a lot of chances, but showing an uncharacteristically wasteful side to their game.

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