Paul Merson says he is very confident that Arsenal will beat Tottenham and expects them to dominate the North London derby.
n our last game, Arsenal absolutely battered PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League. Yes, there is still a lot of room for improvement between the two boxes, but some of the football we played was nothing short of extraordinary.
Arsenal will take a lot of confidence from that game, and if we play at our usual level, we should be able to beat Tottenham without too much trouble on Sunday.
Merson believes Tottenham have a chance if they sit back and try to hit us on the counter. However, if they try to go toe-to-toe with us, the pundit thinks Ange Postecoglou’s side will get destroyed.
Here’s what he said on Sportskeeda: “I’m very bullish, but I think Arsenal will win this game easily. Tottenham have started the season well – there’s no question about it. However, if they play gung-ho football and look to take the game to Arsenal, the Gunners will destroy them.
Merson’s prediction: Arsenal 4-1 Tottenham
The Insider’s View:
We don’t want to be overconfident and jinx anything, especially just before a North London derby. However, we can’t help but agree with Merson here.
Tottenham have looked really good this season. Postecoglou has completely transformed his side, but Spurs are yet to face a team as good as ours.
If Arsenal start well as we usually do in games like these, we should be able to find spaces to exploit in their final third. Once that happens, it’s our game to lose.
We just can’t wait for the derby on Sunday.