Skysports pundit Paul Merson isn’t convinced Arsenal have what it takes to overcome Chelsea. Merson predicted a 3-1 win for Chelsea.
“This is a good game. I have seen Arsenal a lot this season and they do give you chances. Going forward Chelsea are better than some of the teams Arsenal have played recently and I think they will pick them off as the game goes on,” Merson said.
Merson went on to offer his take on the scenes when Arsenal beat Crystal Palace, with Alexis Sanchez not joined by all of his team-mates after scoring. He believes the disharmony in the Arsenal squad won’t help them win anything.
Merson added: “There doesn’t seem a lot of good harmony at Arsenal at the moment. That celebration the other day was worrying. When you are winning it’s OK but you don’t win that many games when it’s like that. Not everybody likes everybody in a football team, that’s fact, but when you get on the pitch whatever happens off the pitch you give your all together, that is what wins you trophies, not petulance like ‘I don’t like him so I won’t celebrate with him’. That doesn’t win you anything.”