Paul Merson’s one-word answer when asked where Arsenal will finish next season

Paul Merson's blunt response when asked where Arsenal will finish in the Premier League next season

Paul Merson has tipped Arsenal to finish in third or fourth place in the Premier League next season.

The Gunners are currently in third spot and two points behind bitter north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur ahead of the final day of a disappointing campaign for Arsene Wenger’s side.

Arsenal saw their title bid fade away in the second half of the season, including standout defeats by Southampton, Manchester United and Swansea City at The Emirates.

Wenger is facing scrutiny surrounding his long-term future at the Gunners ahead of the prospect of finishing the season without silverware for the first time in three years.

When asked by one Facebook user where Arsenal would finish next season, former Gunners playmaker Merson told Fantasy FC podcast: “Usual.”

Merson added: “Third or fourth. They’ll have a parade if they finish third.”

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Arsenal will host another of Merson’s former clubs Aston Villa on the final day of the Premier League season at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

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