Former Arsenal star Paul Merson has revealed that Arsenal will lose to Liverpool on Saturday evening due to one reason.
The Gunners will face one of their toughest challenges of the season as they host the joint Premier League leaders.
The North London side have lost two opening Premier League games against Manchester City and Chelsea.
On the other hand, the Reds are yet to lose a single league game as they boast 26 points from ten outings.
Therefore, former England midfielder Merson believes this weekend could see Emery suffer his first loss since August.
Merson told Sky Sports: “I can’t see anything but a Liverpool win. I think this is the day Arsenal show some big cracks.”
“I just think the defence is terrible, all over the place, and no different to what it was before.”
“If Hector Bellerin is injured, you’re talking about Granit Xhaka at left-back, a central midfield player, and Stephan Lichtsteiner at right-back, who has been a good player but is nearly 35 now.”
“How many 35-year-old’s are there in the Premier League? We saw Leicester rip Arsenal to shreds for 30 minutes; they scored, Harry Maguire missed a sitter, they had a stonewall penalty turned down.”
“We saw Leicester rip Arsenal to shreds for 30 minutes; they scored, Harry Maguire missed a sitter, they had a stonewall penalty turned down. Leicester’s front three aren’t even in the same class as Liverpool’s. I just cannot see how Arsenal will live with them.”
“People will say: ‘Oh Arsenal will score goals…’ but Liverpool’s defence has been superb. I watched Arsenal win 11 games on the trot, and they could have easily lost four of them, let alone drawn them.”
The Gunners are now fourth on the Premier League table with 22 points in ten games. And if they manage to win this weekend’s clash, they will, meanwhile, overtake third-placed Chelsea.