Paul Merson has claimed that Arsenal could rip Tottenham Hotspur to shreds in the North London derby.
The rivals meet at the Emirates on Sunday both going into the fixture on the back of respective defeats to Liverpool and Newcastle United.
The former Arsenal midfielder claims that the Gunners will win the match comfortably. He claimed that Tottenham’s recent 2-2 draw with Manchester City papered over the cracks.
Merson tipped Davinson Sanchez to once again start in defence at the expense of Jan Vertonghen with his belief that Vertonghen would not be able to live with the pace of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
"Arsenal to win comfortably, they'll rip Spurs to shreds. I will go 4-1" 😲
Paul Merson and Jamie O'Hara make their North London Derby predictions ahead of the Super Sunday clash pic.twitter.com/oSsw4VNZmV
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 27, 2019
If Mauricio Pochettino wants to motivate his squad ahead of the derby, all he needs to do is to show his players the above video clip. Merson’s comments are typical of his hatred of Tottenham and it will certainly be satisfying if Spurs come away from the new library with all three points.
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