Paul Merson states his prediction for Arsenal v West Brom
Paul Merson looks ahead to Arsenal's home clash with West Brom in the Premier League on Monday night
Paul Merson is tipping Arsenal to get back to winning ways in the Premier League by beating West Brom 2-0 at The Emirates on Monday night.
The Gunners head into the game after having held defending champions Chelsea to a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge last weekend in the top flight.
It has been something of a difficult start to the season for Arsene Wenger’s men, with the Gunners having only won two of their opening five Premier League games so far this term.
Wenger watched his side book their place in the fourth round of the League Cup on Wednesday night with a 1-0 win over Doncaster at The Emirates.
And former Arsenal man Merson is tipping the north London side to claim all three points when they take on the Baggies in front of their home fans next week.
Merson wrote in his column for Sky Sports: “When West Brom visit you expect it to be a hard, tight game. The Baggies will look to frustrate Arsenal and pick off set-plays where they can.
“The Gunners did very well at Chelsea, they should be proud of the way they played and the way they worked hard for each other.
“Hopefully that’s a base for them to work from and it’s important they keep that momentum going into this game. I can’t look past a home win.”
Arsenal are aiming to win the Premier League title this season after their disappointing fifth-placed finish in the top flight last term.
Wenger’s men have not lifted the top-flight trophy since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 campaign.
Arsenal did still win some silverware last season, as they beat Chelsea to the FA Cup.