Paul Merson predicts where Arsenal will finish in the league

Paul Merson believes that Arsenal will be favourites for the title if they beat Leicester City on Sunday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Paul Merson is tipping Arsenal to win the Premier League title this season.

The north London side are gearing up for their crunch clash with Leicester City at Emirates Stadium as they look to close the gap on the Premier League leaders.

Arsene Wenger’s men can move to within two points of the top of the table with victory over the high-flying Foxes in north London on Sunday lunchtime.

However, Arsenal have been struggling to find consistent form in recent weeks since the turn of the year and their 2-0 win at Bournemouth last weekend was their first victory in four top-flight attempts.

Nevertheless, former Arsenal man Merson is backing the Gunners to end their long wait for the Premier League title this season and lift the trophy in May.

Merson told Sky Sports: “If Arsenal win on Sunday then they’re favourites for the title, although if they lose and then fail to beat Manchester United in their next game they could we be out of it.

“Arsenal do have the toughest away run but they’re the best team on their day.

“They played well and should have beaten Southampton and then they produced what I’d call a big footballing result in beating Bournemouth last weekend.

“Everyone’s saying they’ve got a good run after this but for me it’s the ones that they’re expected to win which worry me.

“Teams have been having a good at them so far and that suits their game but they are going to start coming to Leicester, putting 10 men behind the ball, and saying a point is a good result for us, which is a different kettle of fish for them.”

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Arsenal, who finished third last term, have not won the Premier League title since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 season.

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