Paul Merson

Interim Toffees boss David Unsworth watches on during the EFL Cup game between Chelsea and Everton on October 25, 2017
Paul Merson: 'Everton should give David Unsworth a chance'
Paul Merson urges Everton to stand by David Unsworth rather than appoint a new manager.
Nov 18, 13:11
Paul Merson answers questions during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live in Bournemouth on March 19, 2012
Paul Merson: 'Arsene Wenger could leave after London derby'
Former Arsenal forward Paul Merson claims that Arsene Wenger could leave the Gunners if they suffer a heavy defeat to Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.
Nov 17, 19:43
Jack Wilshere in action during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Paul Merson: 'AC Milan a good choice for Jack Wilshere'
Paul Merson believes that Jack Wilshere is deserving of a place in the England squad, but admits that he will likely have to leave Arsenal to kickstart his career.
Nov 11, 15:51
Mesut Ozil sits dejected during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Arsenal on August 27, 2017
Paul Merson: 'Mesut Ozil does not deserve to be recalled to starting lineup'
Mesut Ozil "does not work hard enough" for Arsenal and does not deserve to be recalled to the starting lineup, according to the club's former player Paul Merson.
Oct 12, 17:26
Arsene Wenger watches on during the EFL Cup game between Arsenal and Doncaster Rovers on September 20, 2017
Arsene Wenger hits back at Paul Merson jibe
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hits back at Paul Merson's claims that Harry Redknapp is a better tactician than him, labelling the comments "a joke" and "a farce".
Oct 12, 13:15
Paul Merson answers questions during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live in Bournemouth on March 19, 2012
Paul Merson: 'Harry Redknapp tactically more astute than Arsene Wenger'
Former Arsenal and Portsmouth midfielder Paul Merson believes Arsene Wenger would lead the Gunners to the Premier League title if he had Harry Redknapp's "tactical nous".
Oct 11, 20:31
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Liverpool on September 9, 2017
Paul Merson: 'Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain lucky to play for England'
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson says that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is lucky to feature in Gareth Southgate's England squad.
Oct 5, 18:27
Paul Merson answers questions during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live in Bournemouth on March 19, 2012
Paul Merson: 'Manchester United too strong for Everton'
Former Arsenal forward Paul Merson expects Manchester United to be "comfortable" in Sunday's Premier League clash with Everton at Old Trafford.
Sep 15, 12:10
Paul Merson answers questions during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live in Bournemouth on March 19, 2012
Paul Merson: 'Jurgen Klopp needs time at Liverpool'
Former Arsenal forward Paul Merson says that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp needs to be given time to turn the Reds into title challengers.
Sep 15, 09:26
Leicester City's Danny Drinkwater and Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann in action during the Champions League match on April 18, 2017
Paul Merson: 'Arsenal should have signed Danny Drinkwater'
Former Arsenal forward Paul Merson claims that the Gunners should have signed England midfielder Danny Drinkwater in the summer transfer window.
Sep 2, 17:42
Paul Merson answers questions during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live in Bournemouth on March 19, 2012
Paul Merson: 'Summer sales could come back to haunt Chelsea'
Paul Merson suggests that Premier League champions Chelsea may live to regret selling Nathaniel Chalobah, Nemanja Matic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Sep 1, 15:15
Ross Barkley reacts to a miss during the Premier League game between Watford and Everton on April 9, 2016
Paul Merson "shocked" by Ross Barkley's Chelsea U-turn
Paul Merson admits that he is "lost for words" after hearing that Everton midfielder Ross Barkley turned down a move to Chelsea last minute.
Aug 31, 22:29
Paul Merson answers questions during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live in Bournemouth on March 19, 2012
Paul Merson 'not on Manchester United bandwagon'
Former Arsenal attacker Paul Merson says that he is "not on the Manchester United bandwagon at the moment" despite the team's strong start to the campaign.
Aug 25, 22:25
Paul Merson answers questions during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live in Bournemouth on March 19, 2012
Paul Merson: 'Chelsea need to spend'
Chelsea desperately need to improve their squad in the final weeks of the summer transfer window, according to former Arsenal attacker Paul Merson.
Aug 12, 21:19
Paul Merson answers questions during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live in Bournemouth on March 19, 2012
Paul Merson: 'Arsenal should demand Sergio Aguero'
Former Arsenal forward Paul Merson says that the Gunners should ask Manchester City for Sergio Aguero if Pep Guardiola's side want Alexis Sanchez.
Jul 16, 19:39
Alvaro Morata in action for Real Madrid against Espanyol in La Liga on September 18, 2016
Paul Merson: 'Alvaro Morata a gamble for Manchester United'
Former Arsenal forward Paul Merson doubts whether Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata would be the right fit for Manchester United.
Jun 9, 14:26
Paul Merson answers questions during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live in Bournemouth on March 19, 2012
Paul Merson: 'Arsenal certain to beat Manchester United'
Paul Merson says that his former team Arsenal "are certainties" to beat Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
May 4, 14:22
A general shot of Wembley Stadium before the EFL Cup final between Southampton and Manchester United on February 26, 2017
Paul Merson: 'Tottenham Hotspur Wembley move will impact on title hopes'
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson believes that Tottenham Hotspur's move to Wembley Stadium next season could impact their Premier League title hopes.
Apr 29, 16:30
Paul Merson answers questions during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live in Bournemouth on March 19, 2012
Paul Merson believes Arsene Wenger will stay on at Arsenal
Arsene Wenger will stay on as Arsenal manager next season, but the club are in danger of becoming "also-rans" under the Frenchman, according to Paul Merson.
Apr 14, 14:36
Paul Merson answers questions during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live in Bournemouth on March 19, 2012
Paul Merson: 'Manchester United must beat Everton'
Manchester United's chances of a top-four finish in the Premier League will end if they fail to beat Everton, according to former Arsenal forward Paul Merson.
Apr 3, 21:30
Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez during the Premier League match against Manchester City on April 2, 2017
Paul Merson: 'Alexis Sanchez could join Chelsea'
Former Arsenal forward Paul Merson says that he would not be surprised if Alexis Sanchez left the Gunners to join Chelsea this summer.
Apr 3, 21:16
Patrick Vieira celebrates scoring for Arsenal against Liverpool at Anfield.
Paul Merson tips Patrick Vieira to succeed Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson believes that Arsene Wenger will remain in charge of the Gunners for one more season before handing the reins to Patrick Vieira.
Mar 24, 14:02
Paul Merson answers questions during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live in Bournemouth on March 19, 2012
Paul Merson 'feels sorry' for Arsene Wenger
Former Arsenal attacker Paul Merson says that he 'feels sorry' for Arsene Wenger and accuses the club's players of "letting the manager down".
Mar 10, 14:35
Paul Merson answers questions during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live in Bournemouth on March 19, 2012
Paul Merson: 'Wayne Rooney too good for China'
Former Arsenal forward Paul Merson says that Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is "too good for China" and should instead return to former club Everton.
Feb 23, 16:40
Paul Merson answers questions during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live in Bournemouth on March 19, 2012
Paul Merson launches scathing attack on 'shambolic' Arsenal
Paul Merson expects Arsenal to lose both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in the summer due to their 'shambolic' financial backers who are happy to settle for second best.
Feb 17, 22:16
Aaron Ramsey takes a seat during the Champions League game between Arsenal and PSG on November 23, 2016
Paul Merson: 'Arsenal players too nice'
Paul Merson says that the current crop of Arsenal players are too "nice" and are 'letting down' manager Arsene Wenger.
Feb 17, 12:15
Paul Merson answers questions during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live in Bournemouth on March 19, 2012
Paul Merson: 'Harry Redknapp tactically superior to Arsene Wenger'
Paul Merson claims that Harry Redknapp has an unfair tag of purely being a 'wheeler dealer', rating the ex-Spurs boss higher than Arsene Wenger when it comes to tactics.
Feb 15, 18:45
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on the touchline during the North London derby at the Emirates Stadium on November 6, 2016
Paul Merson: 'Arsene Wenger making excuses already'
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson accuses Arsene Wenger of getting his excuses in early ahead of their Premier League clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Nov 18, 20:02
Zlatan Ibrahimovic rues a missed chance during the game between Manchester United and Leicester City on September 24, 2016
Paul Merson: 'Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic is no longer world class'
Paul Merson says that Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic is no longer a "world-class striker".
Oct 27, 21:43
Paul Merson answers questions during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live in Bournemouth on March 19, 2012
Paul Merson "very surprised" by Jack Wilshere loan
Former Arsenal forward Paul Merson says that he was "very surprised" to see Jack Wilshere leave the Gunners on a season-long loan on August 31.
Sep 4, 13:30
Paul Merson answers questions during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live in Bournemouth on March 19, 2012
Paul Merson: 'Pep Guardiola will find it tough'
Manchester City could have "a long season" if new head coach Pep Guardiola insists on playing football from the back, according to former Arsenal forward Paul Merson.
Aug 19, 15:42
Paul Merson answers questions during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live in Bournemouth on March 19, 2012
Paul Merson "flabbergasted" by Arsenal's interest in Leicester City's Jamie Vardy
Paul Merson admits that he is "flabbergasted" by Arsenal's interest in Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy.
Jun 8, 10:24
Riyad Mahrez misses a penalty during Leicester City's game with Bournemouth on January 2, 2016
Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez named as PFA Fans' Player of the Season
Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez tops a fan poll to determine the Premier League's Player of the Season.
May 17, 20:34
Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal pictured in 2010
Paul Merson expecting Jose Mourinho at Manchester United
Jose Mourinho will replace Louis van Gaal as head coach of Manchester United at the end of the season, according to former Arsenal striker Paul Merson.
May 13, 21:03
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between West Ham United and Arsenal on April 9, 2016
Paul Merson: 'Arsene Wenger like a squatter who won't leave'
Former Arsenal player Paul Merson insists that club chiefs must act this summer because Arsene Wenger will simply refuse to leave the Emirates Stadium on his own terms.
Apr 22, 17:15
Jack Wilshere of England celebrates scoring their second goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier between Slovenia and England on at the Stozice Arena on June 14, 2015
Paul Merson: 'Take Arsenal ace Jack Wilshere to Euro 2016'
Ex-Arsenal forward Paul Merson says that England boss Roy Hodgson should take midfielder Jack Wilshere to Euro 2016.
Mar 24, 20:30
Paul Merson answers questions during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live in Bournemouth on March 19, 2012
Paul Merson hits out at "clueless" Manchester United players
Paul Merson says that Manchester United's display against Liverpool was so bad that he even felt sorry for the club's supporters.
Mar 12, 21:49
Paul Merson answers questions during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live in Bournemouth on March 19, 2012
Paul Merson: 'Manchester United are on a roll'
Former Arsenal attacker Paul Merson claims that Manchester United "have turned a corner" following a run of four wins in all competitions.
Mar 4, 22:22
Arsene Wenger practises semaphore during the Champions League game between Arsenal and Barcelona on February 22, 2016
Arsene Wenger: 'Arsenal do not lack leaders'
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger dismisses claims that his current team lack the mental strength needed to win the Premier League title.
Mar 1, 18:39
Arsene Wenger gestures during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Arsenal on February 28, 2016
Paul Merson: 'Arsene Wenger must leave Arsenal if they don't win Premier League'
Paul Merson says that manager Arsene Wenger must be sacked if Leicester City or Tottenham Hotspur win the Premier League this season.
Feb 29, 17:48



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1211104073334
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd128222762126
3Chelsea1281323101325
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs127232091123
5Liverpool126422417722
6Arsenal127142216622
7Burnley12642129322
8Watford125341921-218
9Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124441313016
10Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12435817-915
11Newcastle UnitedNewcastle124261114-314
12Leicester CityLeicester123451618-213
13Bournemouth124171114-313
14Southampton12345914-513
15Stoke CityStoke123451524-913
16Everton123361224-1212
17West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom12246918-910
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham122371125-149
19Swansea CitySwansea12228715-88
20Crystal Palace12129624-185
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