Paul Merson warns Arsenal over Premier League title challenge

Paul Merson has his say on Arsenal's bid to win the Premier League title this season

Paul Merson has warned Arsenal that they must finally deliver the Premier League title this season – because they will have no chance in 2017-18.

The Gunners have made a relatively strong start to the new season and are currently considered to be among the main contenders for the top-flight crown.

Arsenal challenged for parts of last season but ended up falling short, as they finished 10 points behind surprise champions Leicester City.

Arsene Wenger has found himself under increasing pressure in recent seasons following his failure to guide the Gunners to the title since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 campaign.

And Merson believes that it is time for the Gunners to finally deliver following their long-wait for the top-flight trophy.

Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ on Saturday, Merson said: “They are the best of the best when they get going.

“This has got to be the year they deliver. For me, they have to deliver this year and I don’t think there will be any better time because next year I don’t think Manchester City will give anyone a chance.”

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Arsenal are preparing to host Reading in the League Cup at The Emirates on Tuesday night as they look to reach the fifth round.

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