Paul Merson reveals his prediction for Arsenal v Swansea
Paul Merson looks ahead to Arsenal's home clash with Swansea in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon
Paul Merson is tipping Arsenal to secure a comfortable 3-0 victory over Swansea in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
The Gunners head into the game after having earned praise for their solid performance in their 5-2 victory over Everton at Goodison Park last weekend.
That win was a welcome one after they were beaten 2-1 by Watford earlier this month to suffer a fresh blow to their title hopes.
Arsenal are currently in fifth place in the Premier League table and nine points behind leaders Manchester City in the race for the title.
And former Arsenal star Merson is not expecting the Gunners to have any problems against the south Wales club on Saturday afternoon, after Swansea lost 2-0 to Manchester United in the League Cup on Tuesday night.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Merson said: “This is Arsenal all over. They do well at Chelsea, go on a little run and then get beaten by Watford. It’s a cycle that will probably repeat all season.
“They have won a couple in a row now and will beat Swansea, the talk will start again, but they will lose to someone they shouldn’t.
“I can’t see that happening on Saturday, though. Swansea went to Tottenham at Wembley and sat 10 behind the ball but I think Arsenal will break them down more easily.”
Arsenal are aiming to mount a Premier League title challenge this season after they ended up fifth in the table last term.
The north London side have not won the Premier League title since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 campaign and have had to settle for Europa League football this season.
Arsenal did, however, win the FA Cup for the third time in four seasons last term under Arsene Wenger.