Former England international revealed why Arsenal will beat Tottenham Hotspurs comfortably in the north London derby at ahead of Premier League encounter at Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Gunners and Spurs are looking to bounce back from disappointing defeats last weekend, with Unai Emery side losing 3-1 at title-chasing Liverpool while Newcastle United stunned Mauricio Pochettino men with a hard-fought 1-0 away win.The 51-year-old Merson believes that Tottenham is lacking confidence and has not been at all impressed with them over the first three games of the Premier League season and is expecting Arsenal to exploit their weaknesses ahead of this weekend having thrashed them 4-2 at their last north London home game at Emirates Stadium last season.Speaking on Sky Sports’ The Debate, Merson was asked to give his predictions for the clash as he has backed his former team to come out on top said: “They were ripped at Man City,’”Okay they got a draw, but there are ways of getting draws, Man City had 30 shots. “I think their confidence is shot as well. I watched them the other day against Newcastle, it was slow, they were 1-0 down and they were slow.
“I think Arsenal should expect to win this game, which is unreal, really. Tottenham will be well pleased with a draw, well pleased.Merson went on to make a prediction for the contest and expects the Gunners to put four goals past their local rivals. “I think Arsenal will win the game quite comfortably, 4-1. I think they will rip Tottenham to shreds. “I think Tottenham are struggling at the moment and if Arsenal get going then they could score a few.”The Man City game has covered over the cracks at Spurs I think.’