Arsenal have turned a corner, says Gunners legend Paul Merson

Paul Merson admits Arsenal are over reliant on Alexis Sanchez

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Paul Merson reckons Arsenal have turned a corner ahead of their clash against Stoke City on Saturday.

Arsene Wenger’s men have won their last three games in all competitions, keeping three successive clean sheets.

They look much more solid at the back now

Paul Merson

Alexis Sanchez netted an 89th-minute winner as the north London side beat Southampton at The Emirates on Wednesday night.

While Merson accepts the Gunners rely too much on Sanchez’s brilliance, the former Arsenal midfielder can see Arsene Wenger’s side have made a marked improvement in recent weeks.

“I think Arsenal have turned the corner,” Merson told Sky Sports. “They look much more solid at the back now Laurent Koscielny is fit again.

“Southampton could’ve still been playing now and I don’t think they would’ve scored a goal.

“I know they are reliant on Alexis Sanchez but if Southampton couldn’t score against them, then I don’t think Stoke will. Another clean sheet.”

Arsenal are two points behind fourth-placed Manchester United.

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