EPL Paul Merson reveals only worry for Arsenal amid title race with Man City. Paul Merson, a former player for Arsenal, has expressed his lone concern for the club as they compete with Manchester City for the Premier League championship this year.
Merson also pushed Arsenal to remain competitive in the Premier League championship fight this season despite having an eight-point advantage over Man City, who are in second place and have a game left to play.
He claims that Pep Guardiola’s team has frequently climbed the points chart with a run of victories.
Before the start of Tuesday’s Premier League 0-0 tie between Newcastle United and Arsenal, Merson declared to Sky Sports, “Only time will tell. The issue is that Manchester City, the squad that is now hunting them down, has racked up enough 12-game winning streaks. Manchester City never gives up.
They are only a few points off where they were, I believe, last season, and they still finished with 90 or so points, so if anyone is going to go and reel off twelve [wins in a row], it’s them, the speaker said. The only thing Arsenal needs to do is keep winning. That is a lot of points, and I don’t give a damn what people think.
“It’s tough. Even if Arsenal went 10 points ahead, we would still be saying, “Wow, because it’s Manchester City,” if they went on to win the league. I’ve seen it much too often. They rattle off twelve straight victories, thirteen victories, then fourteen victories in a row. It’s not like they rattle them off, regardless of who they play, like win five, draw one, then win five. My main fear is that.