Paul Merson predicts where Arsenal, Tottenham will finish in the EPL table


Former Arsenal star Paul Merson has tipped Tottenham Hotspur to finish ahead of Arsenal this season.

Last season, the Gunners slipped to sixth-placed, one place behind 2016-2017 winners Chelsea and three places behind local rivals Tottenham.

The north Londoners suffered a horrible campaign last season under Wenger, enduring long losses on the road away from the Emirates.

They found themselves at 12th for the best away record, despite recording a better position at home.

Former boss Arsene Wenger during his stretch at the club last season was toothless against the opposition and was punished for his horrendous defending tactics.

It’s no surprising the Frenchman came under fire from fans who had strongly demanded he should be stripped of his responsibility as club manager.

Despite a strong finish in the League Cup and Europa League last season, it was unlikely he would keep his job.

Following the appointment of Unai Emery after his departure, the Gunners have succeeded in bringing on five names, including two defenders.

Spurs on the other hand, were silent in the summer transfer market, but Merson is convinced that they will finish in the top four, again this season.

He told Sky Sports:”I didn’t see Tottenham buying anyone anyway, but I’d have them fourth.

Arsenal finished 37 pts behind winners City and 14 pts behind Tottenham, last season.

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