Paul Merson states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Arsenal

The Arsenal legend is backing Chelsea FC to record successive Premier League victories at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening

Chelsea FC manager Maurizio Sarri Photo: The Sport Review

Paul Merson is backing Chelsea FC to edge to a narrow 2-1 win against Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday evening.

The Blues made a positive start to the Premier League campaign under new manager Maurizio Sarri after his appointment in the summer.

Chelsea FC bounced back from a 2-0 loss to Manchester City in the Community Shield at Wembley to secure three points in their Premier League opener.

Indeed, the Blues were 3-0 winners against Huddersfield Town at John Smith’s Stadium courtesy of goals from Jorginho, N’Golo Kante and Pedro Rodriguez.

Arsenal added five new players to their squad in the 2018 summer transfer window after Unai Emery replaced Arsene Wenger following 22 seasons in charge.

However, the Gunners suffered a chastening 2-0 loss to defending Premier League champions Manchester City in the Premier League following goals from Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva.

Former Arsenal star Merson believes Chelsea FC will edge to narrow win against the Gunners in the London derby clash at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

Chelsea FC finished in fifth spot in the Premier League table last term to miss out on a Champions League spot for the second time in three seasons.

Arsenal finished behind Chelsea FC in sixth spot to result in Wenger’s exit.

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