Graham Roberts has blasted Paul Merson after the former Arsenal man predicted before the North London derby that Tottenham would be on the receiving end of a battering.

Ahead of the clash at the Emirates, most people associated with Arsenal were rather confident about claiming all three points, which is perhaps not surprising given Tottenham’s poor record at the stadium.

Merson was no different, insisting that not a single Tottenham player would get into the Gunners’ eleven, and predicting that Mikel Arteta’s men would run out 5-1 winners (Sky Sports).

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However, Spurs delivered an extremely mature display on Sunday, showing great character to come back twice.

Ange Postecoglou’s men did not compromise on their principles and continued playing out from the back for the entire 90 minutes, and in the end, deservedly emerged with a point.

Graham Roberts hits out at Paul Merson after NLD

Merson took to social media to begrudgingly give credit to Tottenham for their display but Roberts was certainly not in a forgiving mood.

Here’s how the Spurs legend responded to Merson’s Tweet:

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I would be lying if I said that I was confident we would get something from this game. I felt that a heavy defeat was potentially on the cards, given how we are set up.

However, after the first 25 minutes or so, when some of our players looked a little nervous, I was thoroughly impressed with the character and the maturity we showed.

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