Paul Merson states his prediction for Arsenal v Everton
Paul Merson is expecting to see Arsenal claim a 3-0 win over Everton in the Premier League on Saturday
Paul Merson is expecting to see Arsenal claim a comfortable 3-0 win over Everton in the Premier League on Saturday evening.
It has been a busy January transfer window for the north London side, with the Gunners bringing in both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh MKhitaryan, while offloaded the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Francis Coquelin.
Walcott could be set to come up against his former club for the first time as he prepares to travel to The Emirates since his transfer to Everton last month.
However, former Arsenal star Merson is not expecting to see any upset and is tipping the Gunners to claim all three points in front of their home fans.
Writing in his column for Sky Sports, Merson said: “In attack, it’s been a really positive window for Arsenal, however, they still need defenders.
“The Bournemouth and the Swansea results will keep cropping up until the end of the season with the defence they have.
“However, I expect them to beat Everton at the Emirates. It’s Theo Walcott’s return and he got two goals in midweek but I can’t see anything other than a home win.
“Their home form has been in stark contrast to their away form and you’d expect Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to play. If they do I’m expecting a comfortable win for Arsene Wenger and his side.”
Arsenal are currently eight points adrift of the top four as they desperately try and get back into the Champions League spots this season.
The north London side missed out on a place in the Champions League for season as they had to settle for a place in the Europa League as a result of their fifth-placed finish last term.
Arsenal have not won the Premier League title since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 campaign.