Paul Merson states his prediction for Tottenham v Arsenal
The Arsenal legend is tipping the north London side to finish in a 2-2 draw at Wembley on Saturday afternoon
Paul Merson is backing Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal to play out a 2-2 draw at Wembley on Saturday afternoon.
The Gunners will make the trip across London to take on their bitter rivals in pursuit of a fourth successive Premier League win.
Arsenal have bounced back from a 3-1 loss to defending champions Manchester City last month with consecutive victories over Huddersfield, Southampton and Bournemouth.
Unai Emery’s side were 4-2 winners against Tottenham in a thrilling game at the Emirates Stadium back in December.
Tottenham are on a miserable run of form following successive Premier League defeats to prompt Mauricio Pochettino to rule out a potential title triumph this term.
Burnley were 2-1 winners against Tottenham at Turf Moor last weekend before Chelsea FC bounced back from their Carabao Cup disappointment with a 2-0 victory over Spurs on Wednesday night.
And former Arsenal midfielder Merson believes that the Gunners will secure a point against Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday.
“Tottenham were really bad on Wednesday, poor,” Merson told Sky Sports.
“If you’d have just come over to visit England and gone to watch Chelsea vs Tottenham, and you went to see Harry Kane because he’s supposed to be one of the best in the world, you wouldn’t believe it.
“I’ve seen people have bad games, but he didn’t do anything in the entire game. Nothing. I was shocked. I don’t know if he’s still carrying his injury or what.
“I don’t think Tottenham are playing well, and the pressure is off Arsenal going into this. Tottenham have to draw this game otherwise they’re going to be pulled into the top four battle.”
Arsenal can move to within a point of third-placed Tottenham if Emery’s side manage to secure a famous win at Wembley in the north London derby.
The Gunners have only managed to win one of their last 10 trips to Tottenham, when Tomas Rosicky netted a winner in 2014.
Tottenham have lost five of their seven league matches against the other clubs in the Premier League’s top six this season.