Paul Merson predicts outcome of Arsenal v Swansea

Paul Merson expects Arsenal to win their biggest game of the season against Swansea

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Paul Merson is backing Arsenal to beat Swansea City in their “biggest game of the season” on Wednesday night.

The Gunners will be looking to bounce back from a three-game losing run which has left the north London side fighting to salvage their 2015/16 season.

Arsene Wenger’s side suffered a 3-2 defeat by a weakened Manchester United outfit at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

The Gunners are five points behind leaders Leicester City with 11 games remaining in the Premier League title race.

And former Arsenal playmaker Merson explained why it is vital that the north Londoners secure a much-needed win against Swansea.

“I’d say this is probably the biggest game of the season so far for Arsenal,” Merson told Sky Sports.

“Swansea had a kick in the teeth after losing from 1-0 up at Spurs and they are probably the perfect team for Arsenal to play this week because they’re a nice team who won’t kick Arsenal off the pitch.

“Arsenal should win – but if they don’t score in the first 20 minutes, it could get very cagey.”

The Welsh side have already suffered a defeat in north London this week after a 2-1 reversal at Tottenham Hotspur.

MORE: The latest Arsenal news and views

MORE: The latest Arsenal player tweets

The Gunners hosts the Swans on Wednesday night before Wenger’s side travel to their bitter rivals Tottenham in Saturday’s north London derby.

MORE:

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: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Frank Lampard sends message to Chelsea FC fans about Eden Hazard
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
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
Dubai 2018
The Sport Review
Dubai 2018: Defending champion Svitolina sets repeat SF showdown with Kerber
The Sport Review
Arsene Wenger delivers Mesut Ozil update ahead of Arsenal v Man City final
The Sport Review
Steven Gerrard raves about ‘top class’ Chelsea FC star