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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.

Should Arsenal have signed Danny Drinkwater? 0

Posted on September 03, 2017 by David Nugent

According to Arsenal hero Paul Merson, Arsenal should have made a move for now-Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater in the summer. The England international joined Premier League champions signed Drinkwater for £35million from Leicester on deadline day.

Merse in his column in the Daily Star wrote, “Arsenal should have bid for Danny Drinkwater rather than let him go to Chelsea. At least he will fight for you. This lot just give up.

“In my day, the dressing room after a performance like that would have been a war zone. You would have had to call the police because there would have been fights everywhere.”

Would any Arsenal players get into the Tottenham team? 0

Posted on April 28, 2017 by David Nugent

This weekend is, of course, the north London derby, as Arsenal visit north London rivals Tottenham in a massive Premier League clash.

As always there has been combined teams and talk of who would get into whose team. However, Sky Sports pundit and former Arsenal star Paul Merson reckons the only Arsenal player who would get into the Tottenham team is forward Alexis Sanchez.

In all honesty, it is hard to agree with Merse on this one. He can be an idiot at times, but I think he is pretty accurate in his assessment of this: Sanchez is probably the only Gunners player who would get in the Spurs team.



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