Premier League: Arsenal should make the sport in hand depend, says former defender Paul Merson2 min read
Former Arsenal defender Paul Merson has stated that the Gunners must make their sport in hand depend within the Premier League title race. Arsenal at present sits atop the league desk, selecting up 57 factors from 24 matches.
New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 1, 2023 21:03 IST
Arsenal are main the Premier League desk (AP)
By India Today Web Desk: Former Arsenal defender Paul Merson has stated that the Gunners must make their sport in hand depend within the Premier League title race. Arsenal at present sits atop the league desk, selecting up 57 factors from 24 matches.
Writing for Sky Sports, Merson careworn that Arsenal should make the sport in hand depend if they’re to pip Manchester City for the Premier League title.
“Arsenal have got to win on Wednesday against Everton, which is their game in hand and can move them five points clear. You have got to make that game in hand count, that’s the name of the game,” stated Merson.
Touching upon new signing Leandro Trossard taking part in up entrance for the Gunners, Merson stated he’s not certain Trosssard ought to take up that place within the crew.
“I was not sure about Leandro Trossard playing up front, I did not think it worked. I would have brought Eddie Nketiah on at half-time because for all the play Arsenal had they did not look like scoring in the first half. The VAR decision to disallow Trossard’s goal was a brilliant spot,” Merson added.
He went on to say that Trossard stored coming brief to obtain the ball whereas taking part in up entrance, one thing like a false 9 in Manchester City’s system final season.
“Trossard playing in that position did mean they could keep possession because he was coming short for the ball. It was like Man City from last season playing a false nine,” stated Merson.
Merson additionally touched upon Arsenal’s slim win towards Leicester, saying they had been excellent within the first half.
“When you are top of the league, off the back of a good result at Aston Villa, and you have got to go to a very difficult place like Leicester, who have dangerous players, you must start well – and in the first half Arsenal were outstanding,” Merson added.
Mar 1, 2023