“Bang Unlucky” – Sky Sports Pundit Predicts Score For Arsenal vs Huddersfield

By on December 7, 2018


Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has offered his prediction ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League clash with Huddersfield Town on Saturday and he’s backing the Gunners to secure another three points.

Arsenal extended their unbeaten run to 20 games in all competitions by beating Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 in the North London Derby last weekend before drawing 2-2 with Manchester United at Old Trafford in midweek.

The results have left the Gunners sitting level on points with fourth-placed Chelsea and they’ve done it without influential playmaker Mesut Ozil as he’s missed the last three matches with an apparent back injury.

The German will be assessed at London Colney today but Merson doesn’t believe Unai Emery will recall Ozil to his starting eleven just yet as he’ll want his side to replicate the work ethic they’ve shown in recent games.

Arsenal will be up against a Huddersfield side who sit just outside the relegation zone but Merson feels they were ‘bang unlucky’ to lose at Bournemouth on Tuesday night after going down 2-1 at the Vitality Stadium.

However, the Sky Sports pundit still feels his former side will have too much for Huddersfield to handle as Merson is backing Arsenal to secure a comfortable 3-0 victory at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon.

Writing in his column for Sky Sports, Merson said:

Will Mesut Ozil return for Arsenal this weekend? I don’t see Unai Emery bringing him back in now as Arsenal will try to play in the same vein as they did against Tottenham and Manchester United.

Huddersfield were bang unlucky against Bournemouth and I also thought they were unlucky against Brighton with Steve Mounie’s sending off. However, I don’t see anything but an Arsenal win. They will have too much for David Wagner’s side at the Emirates.


We’ll have to wait and see whether Merson’s prediction proves accurate but I hope he’s right as it would be a relief to secure a routine win this weekend after the intense games against Tottenham and United.


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