Arsenal vs Liverpool prediction: ‘A win for Gunners’ Paul Merson calls the scores

The controversial Sky Sports pundit has a go at nailing the scorelines for all 10 Premier League matches each week, and he has made some big calls this time around.

The biggest game of the weekend is undoubtedly Arsenal vs Liverpool, and Merson has confidently predicted a 3-1 win for the Reds.

He said: “I can’t see anything but a Liverpool win. I think this is the day Arsenal show some big cracks.

“I just think the defence is terrible, all over the place, and no different to what it was before. If Hector Bellerin is injured, you’re talking about Granit Xhaka at left-back, a central midfield player, and Stephan Lichtsteiner at right-back, who has been a good player but is nearly 35 now. How many 35-year-old’s are there in the Premier League?

“We saw Leicester rip Arsenal to shreds for 30 minutes; they scored, Harry Maguire missed a sitter, they had a stonewall penalty turned down. Leicester’s front three aren’t even in the same class as Liverpool’s. I just cannot see how Arsenal will live with them.”

The former Gunners midfielder is also calling a 2-2 draw in the game between Bournemouth and Manchester United.

He explained: “This is a bit of a level game, isn’t it? Over the years you’d say these types of games are a walk in the park for Manchester United, but this is a hard game now.

“It’s a hard one to call, too. I went with Manchester United last week 2-1 against Everton because they’re Manchester United. It’s very hard to go against them.

“But I’m going for a draw here, and it’s a massive compliment to Bournemouth. That’s how far they’ve come, and also where Manchester United have gone too.”

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