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“Arsenal are just not good enough” – Sky Sports pundit predicts score vs Huddersfield

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has slammed Arsenal as not being good enough but still feels the Gunners will beat Huddersfield Town this afternoon.


Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has slammed Arsenal for not being good enough but still feels the Gunners will beat hapless Huddersfield Town this afternoon. 

Arsenal head to the John Smith’s Stadium sitting sixth in the Premier League table after being comfortably beaten 3-1 by defending champions Manchester City at the Etihad last weekend.

Unai Emery’s men have now conceded a whopping 36 goals in their 25 league games so far this season and have kept just four clean sheets all campaign, so there are obvious issues to address at the back.

Arsenal have dropped points away to the likes of Brighton, West Ham and Southampton this season and Merson says he wouldn’t be shocked if the north Londoners failed to beat Huddersfield this afternoon because of their dodgy defence.

The Sky Sports pundit also feels it’s time Huddersfield throw caution to the wind and go all-out to win games as they sit rock bottom of the table on just 11 points – 13 points from safety.

However, despite his concerns over their leaky defence, Merson is still backing Arsenal to win today and predicts his former side to run out 2-0 victors at Huddersfield.

Writing in his column for Sky Sports, Merson wrote:

Huddersfield Town vs Arsenal (Saturday, 3pm)

I’m going to go for Arsenal, but I would not be shocked if they did not win because defensively, Arsenal are just not good enough. And sooner or later, something has got to happen at Huddersfield, they have to have an all out go now, it is pointless coming away from this game with a draw. Before the game, a draw would be a good result…. But actually, it would not be. They now need to win football matches, so they may as well go out and have a go. You may as well go out and if they get beat five…


A win today would move Arsenal level on points with fourth-placed Chelsea and keep the pressure on Man Utd – who play Fulham at lunchtime – so Emery will be hoping Merson’s prediction proves accurate.

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