Arsenal warned Chelsea’s 24-year-old will ‘terrorise’ them at Stamford Bridge

Paul Merson believes that Alvaro Morata is ready to help Chelsea beat Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday

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Arsenal legend Paul Merson Photo: Screengrab

Paul Merson believes that Alvaro Morata is ready to step in for Diego Costa and ‘terrorise’ Arsenal in Sunday’s clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The Spanish striker has made an impressive start to life in a Chelsea shirt since signing for the Blues from Real Madrid back in July

Morata has scored three goals and made two assists in four Premier League outings so far to help Antonio Conte’s men win their last three games in the English top flight.

Costa, meanwhile, has not returned to Chelsea following the summer break after he claimed that he was told he was surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge by Conte at the start of the summer.

However, former Arsenal striker Merson feels that Morata is more than capable of being the man to lead the line for Chelsea this season.

Writing in his column for the Daily Star, Merson said: “Alvaro Morata has been phenomenal since he came in and he will probably terrorise Arsenal on Sunday in the same way Diego Costa did.”

Chelsea head into the game looking to make it four wins on the spin in the Premier League.

Arsenal, meanwhile, are aiming to pick up their first Premier League points on the road this season after having suffered defeats by Stoke and Liverpool in their most recent away games.

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