Paul Merson states his prediction for Arsenal v Everton

The Arsenal legend is tipping the Gunners to ease to a 3-0 win over Everton at The Emirates on Sunday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Paul Merson is backing Arsenal to ease to a commanding 3-0 win over Everton at The Emirates on Sunday.

The Gunners have bounced back from a difficult start to Unai Emery’s reign following successive Premier League losses to Manchester City and Chelsea FC.

Arsenal have beaten Cardiff City, Newcastle United and West Ham United to hoist themselves up to seventh place in the English top flight.

The north London side made a positive start to their Europa League campaign thanks to a 4-2 win against Ukrainian side Vorskla at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners will take on an Everton side reeling from a surprise 3-1 loss to West Ham United at Goodison Park last weekend.

Former Arsenal midfielder Merson believes the Gunners will ease to a resounding victory over Marco Silva’s men in north London.

“It was a poor result for Everton on Sunday, they are on a bit of a run now – they’ve hit a brick wall,” Merson told Sky Sports.

“I know they hadn’t been beaten until last week but they hadn’t won a lot of games.

“I think Arsenal will have too much movement for them, you only have to look at how West Ham picked them off. I expect Arsenal to do the same. Everton have drawn too many games. When you draw a few games you cannot afford to lose the next, that’s the problem.”

Arsenal signed five players in the summer transfer window as Emery looked to leave his stamp on the squad that he inherited from his predecessor Arsene Wenger.

The Gunners signed Stephan Lichtsteiner, Bernd Leno, Lucas Torreira, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Matteo Guendouzi in the summer transfer window.

The north London side finished in sixth spot in the Premier League table last term to miss out on a Champions League spot.

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