Arsenal warned Liverpool FC will rip them to shreds next weekend

Paul Merson believes that Arsenal are set to be taught a lesson by Liverpool FC in the Premier League next weekend

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Paul Merson has warned Arsenal that he expects to see Liverpool FC win by at least three goals when the Reds head to The Emirates in the Premier League next month.

Arsenal have been earning lots of praise for their solid performances so far this season following the appointment of Unai Emery as the club’s new manager back in May.

The Gunners made something of a stuttering start to the new campaign with back to back losses to Manchester City and Chelsea FC – but they have since bounced back with a brilliant run of form.

Indeed, the north London side have won their last seven games in the Premier League to leave them in fourth place in the Premier League table, level on points with Chelsea FC, and just two points off joint leaders Manchester City and Liverpool FC.

Liverpool FC will head to The Emirates in the Premier League on Saturday 3 November in what is set to be the Gunners’ first major test since their trip to Stamford Bridge back in August.

Former Arsenal midfielder Merson feels that the north London side are yet to be truly tested – and he is convinced that the Merseyside outfit are going to claim a dominant win against Emery’s side next weekend.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Merson said: “They [Arsenal] haven’t played anybody yet! If they finish in the top four they’ve pulled up trees.

“They’ve done well to win 10 games on the trot, don’t get me wrong.

“But when they come up against Tottenham and Liverpool, and especially Liverpool at the Emirates, I would be shocked if Liverpool didn’t win by three clear goals. They will rip Arsenal to shreds.

“I’m scratching my head, because Arsenal have won 10 games in a row and in half of those games they could have been behind by so many in the first half.

“But when they get going in the second half, when everything is rolling, then they’re the Harlem Globetrotters.

“I mean look at Mesut Ozil, he was phenomenal. If he played like that every week, he’d be the best player in the world.

“So no, I can’t buy into it. I think they’ve been very, very fortunate. They haven’t played anybody yet, and you can’t play like this against teams like Liverpool.”

Liverpool FC are currently in second place in the table – and they take on Cardiff City at Anfield this Saturday afternoon.

Arsenal, meanwhile, are in Premier League action on Sunday, when they travel to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace.

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