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Kiss of death for Arsenal as Paul Merson makes his pick for game with Man Utd

Arsenal take on Manchester United this Sunday and it may well be bad news for Arsenal as Paul Merson has claimed they are “certainties” to beat their old rivals.

Merson has made some pretty dreadful predictions all season. Perhaps most famously his bashing of Hull’s decision to employ Marco Silva who has done a wonderful job.

The former Arsenal midfielder said on Sky Sports News: “Arsenal are certainties in my opinion. It’s all about timing at the end of the season and this game is perfect timing for the Gunners.

“United could win their next four Premier League games 5-0 and still finish fifth in the league.

“On the other hand, they might only have to win two Europa League games to qualify for the Champions League.

“I don’t see anything but wholesale changes for Jose Mourinho for this game… I’d be shocked if any of the big guns played at the Emirates on Sunday.

“They will be playing a second string side in my opinion and if they can’t beat an under-strength Manchester United, huge pressure will be put on the Frenchman.

“He would probably prefer to be playing United’s first team.”


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