Paul Merson predicts where Arsenal will finish

Paul Merson is not expecting to see Arsenal challenge for the Premier League title this season

paul merson
Former Arsenal star Paul Merson Photo: Screengrab

Paul Merson is confident that Arsenal will not win the Premier League title this season.

The Gunners are looking to challenge for the top-flight crown as they look to lift the trophy for the first time since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 season.

Arsenal endured a disappointing campaign as the north London side ended up in fifth place in the Premier League table last season and missed out on Champions League qualification.

The north London side kicked off their Premier League campaign with a thrilling 4-3 win over Leicester City at The Emirates on Friday night.

However, former Arsenal man Merson is not expecting Arsene Wenger’s men to be able to win the title this season.

Writing in his column for the Daily Star, Merson simply said: “Arsenal are Arsenal, they won’t win it.”

Arsenal are now preparing for their second Premier League game of the season – a trip to Stoke on Saturday afternoon.

The Gunners have signed two players so far this summer, after having tied up deals to land defender Sead Kolasinac and striker Alexandre Lacazette.

Arsenal won the FA Cup last season after beating Chelsea in the final at Wembley back in May.

MORE: Latest Arsenal news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Arsene Wenger
When Did Arsenal Last Win The Premier League?
Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker tells Jurgen Klopp to switch Liverpool FC star’s position
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Arsene Wenger
Have Arsenal, Liverpool FC Or Man United Ever Been Relegated?
Arsene Wenger
When Did Arsenal Last Win The Premier League?
Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker tells Jurgen Klopp to switch Liverpool FC star’s position
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Arsene Wenger
Have Arsenal, Liverpool FC Or Man United Ever Been Relegated?
Slideshow
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature