Paul Merson states his prediction for Arsenal v West Ham
The Gunners legend is backing Arsenal to ease to a 3-0 win over West Ham on Saturday
Paul Merson is tipping Arsenal to ease to a 3-0 win over West Ham United at The Emirates on Saturday afternoon.
The Gunners are still searching for the first win of the Premier League campaign under new manager Unai Emery.
Arsenal appointed the Spanish head coach as Arsene Wenger’s successor following their sixth-placed finish in the Premier League last term.
The Gunners signed five players in the summer transfer window to improve their squad under Emery following Arsene Wenger’s exit.
The north London side suffered a 2-0 loss to defending Premier League champions Manchester City at The Emirates earlier this month.
The Gunners slumped to successive Premier League losses following a 3-2 defeat by bitter rivals Chelsea FC last weekend.
Arsenal failed to pick up a positive result despite coming from 2-0 down to restore parity before Marcos Alonso’s winner.
West Ham, meanwhile, lost 4-0 to Liverpool FC before a 2-1 defeat by Bournemouth in their opening two Premier League fixtures under Manuel Pellegrini.
Former Arsenal star Merson is backing the Gunners to beat West Ham to record their first points under Emery at The Emirates on Saturday afternoon.
“I don’t see anything other than an Arsenal win here. West Ham have struggled, and I don’t see anything different from them compared to last year,” Merson told Sky Sports.
“I can’t get over Cheikhou Kouyate leaving for Crystal Palace for that kind of money, he’s the only one who had any legs in midfield, and I think Arsenal will run riot.”
Arsenal signed Stephan Lichtsteiner, Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi in the transfer window.