Paul Merson Offers His Predicted Score Ahead Of Arsenal v Tottenham Clash

By on November 17, 2017

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Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has offered his predicted score ahead of this weekend’s huge North London Derby between Arsenal and Tottenham.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side head to the Emirates as the slight bookmakers favourites which has only added weight behind the notion of a power shift in North London.

Spurs sit four points above Arsenal in the Premier League table in third place and haven’t lost to the Gunners in their previous six league meetings so it’s easy to see why Merson isn’t confident.

The Sky pundit spent the majority of his career with Arsenal and won 5 major honours including two league titles and one FA Cup but Merson doesn’t fancy his former side’s chances of picking up all three points this weekend.

The 49-year-old says that if both teams turn up and play to their best then Tottenham will come out victorious. Merson also says Arsenal have no chance of winning the league and they will be happy to take a point tomorrow if it helps stop Spurs from winning the title.

The former winger thinks Tottenham have an advantage as many of their key men have had a rest during the international break but as Arsenal are playing at home he’s backing them to snatch a draw.

In his column for Sky Sports, Merson said:

I am going to go for the draw, but that’s only in the hope! If both teams turn up, you just see Tottenham winning. I think home advantage in a tight game, I like to go 1-1.

For Arsenal fans, if they come away with a 1-1 draw and can stop Tottenham winning the league, I think that is how it has now got at the moment as Arsenal are not going to win the league! As long as the Tottenham players have had a good rest, they did not go away on international duty, which is a big advantage, so I think Arsenal will settle for a draw.

PAUL PREDICTS: 1-1

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