Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson has taking a sly dig at the Gunners defence, with claims that Liverpool are favourites for the crunch Premier League tie on Saturday.
Arsenal started the season slowly but are yet to lose a game after their defeat to Chelsea. Unai Emery has earned plaudits for the form of the North London club that has seen Arsenal are in fourth position and just four points adrift City and Liverpool occupy the top spot of the League log.
The Gunners undoing have been their leaky defence – Arsenal have conceded 13 League goals, which is much more than the first six teams on the table. However, the London club are a high scoring team as they are currently the second most potent club after City.
Speaking ahead of the Gunners game against Liverpool, Merson has given Arsenal no chance.
“I can’t see anything but a Liverpool win,” he told Sky Sports. “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?’