Paul Merson states his prediction for Arsenal v Wolves
The Arsenal legend believes the Gunners will ease to a victory over Wolves at The Emirates on Sunday
Paul Merson has backed Arsenal to ease past Wolverhampton Wanderers at The Emirates in the Premier League on Sunday.
The Gunners will be looking to make a return to winning ways in the Premier League this weekend following successive stalemates.
Crystal Palace held Arsenal to a 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park last month after the Gunners conceded a late equaliser in the London derby.
However, the north London side proved that they have developed a backbone this season after the Gunners showed resilience to score a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Liverpool FC.
Alexandre Lacazette’s leveller cancelled out James Milner’s goal to ensure that Unai Emery’s side protected their nine-game unbeaten run in the Premier League.
Wolves have proven to be the most adept promoted side in the Premier League this season after collecting 15 points from their opening 11 games back in the top flight.
The 11th-placed team secured a point in a 1-1 home draw with Manchester City in August before Wolves managed to hold Manchester United to a 1-1 stalemate at Old Trafford a month later.
Former Arsenal star Merson is backing Arsenal to secure a 3-1 victory over Wolves at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
“What a game this promises to be. Wolves made a game of things against Spurs but only once the game was over, the shackles came off and they played,” Merson told Sky Sports.
“They have started to concede more which is worrying from a Wolves perspective – they started the season not scoring a lot but they didn’t concede either.
“Now it’s looking like Wolves have got to score two goals to win a football match whereas it was one before. That’s a big ask, especially when you’ve got to go to an unbeaten Arsenal side.
“It’s going to be entertaining, but not an afternoon to remember for Wolves.”
Arsenal started the weekend in fifth place in the Premier League behind Manchester City, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur.
The Gunners are in a good position in the top-four race and have built a lead over their bitter rivals Manchester United in a bid to secure a Champions League spot for the first time since 2015-16.
Emery took over the reins from Arsene Wenger in the summer after Arsenal finished in sixth spot in the Premier League last term.