Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson has made a big statement on the Gunners’ top four quest in the Premier League.
Arsenal legend Paul Merson says his former club won’t make the top four in the Premier League.
According to him, Arsenal are flat-track bullies who see off the smaller teams without making much impact against the bigger sides.
Paul Merson told Sky Sports that Arsenal will fall short in the race for the top four at the end of the season.
He, however, expects Arsenal to beat Bournemouth in their Premier League clash on Wednesday night.
The Gunners move into the top four after their last league game at home to Southampton.
Arsenal defeated struggling Southampton 2-0 courtesy goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to move above rivals Manchester United into the fourth spot.
Southampton were unable to move out of the relegation zone with the defeat as a draw would have lifted them out of the bottom three places.
The Saints have now won just one of their last five games in the league.
Arsenal have won seven successive league games at the Emirates Stadium ahead of the Bournemouth game.
Unai Emery and his players will maintain their spot in the top four by beating Bournemouth on Wednesday night.