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Paul Merson reveals damning Arsenal analysis

Timothy Aiyeku

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Paul Merson

Paul Merson seems to have had enough of Arsenal players’ errors as he made a damning analysis of the club’s performance and how almost impossible it would be for a manager to succeed at the club.

Lamenting the errors by defenders, Paul Merson is shocked that Arsenal players do not know the basics of the game, stressing that they cannot be helped by the combinations of the best managers in the world.

According to him, Arsenal will not be able to succeed even if you bring in the combinations of Pep Guardiola, Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho to coach the team because of the silly mistakes they consistently make.

Merson noted that in addition to the errors by the defenders, the players cannot pass the ball five yards, but make efforts to get 80% completion of passes, which he claims to be irrelevant. He stressed that the target of any defender should be to keep a clean sheet and not to complete passes.

Arsenal suffered another 2-1 defeat to Tottenham on Sunday in their North London derby and that was a blow to their bid to earn a place in any European competition next season. The Mikel Arteta team will struggle to play in the Europa League next season.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.