Paul Merson states his prediction for Arsenal v Leicester

The Arsenal legend believes the Gunners will ease to a 3-1 win against Leicester at The Emirates on Monday night

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Arsenal legend Paul Merson Photo: Screen grab / Sky Sports

Paul Merson is confident that Arsenal will ease to a resounding 3-1 victory over Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium on Monday night.

The Gunners have won sixth successive Premier League games to hoist themselves up the Premier League table after Arsenal had lost their opening two top-flight fixtures under Arsene Wenger’s replacement Unai Emery.

The north London outfit lost 2-0 to defending Premier League champions Manchester City in their opening fixture of the campaign before Arsenal slumped to a 3-2 loss to derby rivals Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge back in August.

Arsenal have started to find their feet under the Spanish head coach as Emery’s methods are starting to pay dividends for the Gunners after the League Cup runners up made the decision to part company with Wenger after 22 seasons.

The Gunners have scored 17 goals in their last six Premier League games since their five-goal thriller at Chelsea FC and only title holders Manchester City have found the net more times than Arsenal in the current campaign.

Arsenal were 5-1 winners against Fulham at Craven Cottage in their last Premier League game before the international break thanks in part to goals from strike duo Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Former Gunners star Merson believes the north London side will make it seven successive victories in Premier League when Leicester make the long trip to the Emirates Stadium on Monday night.

“Nine wins in a row is some going at any standard of football,” Merson told Sky Sports. “The confidence must be really high at Arsenal.

“There have been games they shouldn’t of won to be honest but they rode their luck and come through the other side.”

“The thing is Arsenal, with the forward line they have, will always score goals. I watched Leicester against Everton and I just can’t see how Arsenal won’t score goals. Everton caused them so many problems at the back.

“Arsenal will let in goals, there’s no getting away from that, but you’d expect them to get a few on Monday. If they get three against Leicester that will be enough.”

Arsenal have won their last seven home games against Leicester in all competitions, including the north London outfit’s 4-3 win over the Foxes in the opening game of the 2017-18 Premier League season.

The Gunners haven’t failed to beat Leicester at home since a 0-0 draw with FA Cup on 9 January 2000.

Leicester, on the other hand, have won four times and have lost four games in the Premier League this term.

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