Paul Merson sends ’embarrassing’ message to Arsenal fans

The Arsenal legend criticises the Gunners for their poor showing in the 2017-18 Premier League season so far

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Paul Merson insists Arsenal should be embarrassed to be trailing Burnley in the race to secure a top-four finish.

The Gunners were held to a goalless draw with West Ham United in the London derby on Wednesday night to leave Arsene Wenger’s side in seventh place behind Burnley.

Sean Dyche’s side are a point ahead of the north London side in sixth spot and level on points with Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool in the race to secure a Champions League place.

The Gunners are looking to break back into the top four this term following Arsenal’s fifth-placed finish last term to miss out on a place in the Europe’s premier club competition.

Arsenal have only managed to win two of their nine Premier League games on the road following victories at Burley and Everton in the 2017-18 season so far.

Former Arsenal midfielder Merson criticised the north London outfit for the rudderless season so far as uncertainty continues to surround Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.

“Nothing has changed at Arsenal,” Merson told Sky Sports.

“We are 17 games into the season and they are below Burnley. That is embarrassing.

“You can understand after five or six games, if someone gets off to a flying start, but this is 17 games in. I don’t know where Arsenal are going.

“I have said before that Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil will probably stay but now I think they have to go because they are doing nothing.”

Arsenal signed Alexandre Lacazette in a £52m deal from Ligue 1 side Lyon to the FA Cup holders in the summer transfer window.

Bosnian defender Sead Kolasinac completed a free transfer to Arsenal from Schalke 04.

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