Paul Merson predicts where Arsenal will finish this season

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

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Paul Merson is backing Arsenal to win their first Premier League title in more than a decade this season.

The Gunners have been installed as the favourites to lift the top-flight trophy in May after their impressive 2-1 win over title rivals Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on Monday night.

Arsenal head into their trip to Southampton on Boxing Day in second place in the Premier League table and two points behind high-flying Leicester City.

And former Arsenal man Merson feels that the Gunners have not had a better chance of winning the title in many years.

Merson wrote in his column for the Daily Star: “Arsenal are favourites for the title now – and rightly so.

“Manchester City were outstanding against them for half an hour but still never looked like scoring, and after that Arsenal picked their pocket.

“Arsenal will never have a better chance to lift the title. If Arsene Wenger doesn’t win it this season he has to go.

“They should take nine points from their next three games and prove themselves. They’re at Southampton [on Boxing Day], who have been atrocious the last few months.

“If Arsenal don’t take maximum points from these three games then beating City will count for nothing. It will have been meaningless.”

MORE: The latest Arsenal news and views

MORE: The latest Arsenal player tweets

Arsenal have responded to their disappointing opening-day defeat by West Ham United to string together a series of positive results to keep them in the hunt for the title.

The Gunners are through to the last 16 of the Champions League, where they will face Barcelona in the new year.


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Friendly rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer celebrate ‘the great memories we shared’
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Ander Herrera: Why Man United trust top 19-year-old
The Sport Review
Steven Gerrard predicts where Man United will finish this term
The Sport Review
Chelsea and Man United have edge over title rivals, claims Schmeichel