Paul Merson

Jose Mourinho at the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United on May 10, 2018
Paul Merson: Manchester United players "petrified" of Jose Mourinho
Paul Merson believes that Manchester United's failure to score in back-to-back games is down to manager Jose Mourinho making his players "petrified" of making a mistake.
May 11, 10:57
Paul Merson in action for Arsenal
Paul Merson tips Arsenal to lose at Manchester United
Former Arsenal attacker Paul Merson insists that the Gunners do not have a chance of picking up a positive result in Sunday's trip to Manchester United.
Apr 27, 15:58
Cesc Fabregas celebrates after the Premier League game between Chelsea and Middlesbrough on May 8, 2017
Cesc Fabregas: 'I owe Arsene Wenger for my career'
Cesc Fabregas - now at Chelsea - acknowledges that he "owes" Arsene Wenger for the part he played during the early stages of his career at Arsenal.
Apr 20, 12:21
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Arsenal on August 27, 2017
Paul Merson: 'Timing of Arsene Wenger announcement is perfect'
Arsenal legend Paul Merson says that the timing of Arsene Wenger's decision to announce his future departure from the Gunners is "perfect".
Apr 20, 12:04
Jose Mourinho covers his ears during the FA Cup quarter-final between Manchester United and Brighton & Hove Albion on March 17, 2018
Paul Merson: 'Manchester United terrible to watch'
Former Arsenal forward Paul Merson criticises Manchester United's style of football under Jose Mourinho.
Apr 18, 13:47
Rafael Benitez watches on during the Premier League game between Newcastle United and Manchester City on December 27, 2017
Danny Murphy: 'Rafael Benitez perfect for Arsenal'
Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy says that Rafael Benitez is an ideal replacement for Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.
Apr 16, 14:52
Paul Merson in action for Arsenal
Paul Merson worried for West Ham United
Former Arsenal forward Paul Merson brands Saturday's Premier League clash between West Ham United and Southampton "a 30-minute football match".
Mar 29, 16:21
Ruben Neves has a shot during the Championship game between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sunderland on December 9, 2017
Paul Merson: 'Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves is Premier League quality'
Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson says that Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves can become one of the best players in the Premier League.
Mar 19, 15:07
Brendan Rodgers watches on during the Champions League game between Manchester City and Celtic on December 6, 2016
Paul Merson: 'Brendan Rodgers would be great as Arsenal manager'
Arsenal legend Paul Merson urges the board to appoint Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers to replace Arsene Wenger in the summer.
Mar 13, 13:46
Paul Merson in action for Arsenal
Paul Merson: 'Manchester United could seal top-four spot against Crystal Palace'
Former Arsenal forward Paul Merson says that Manchester United could "cement a top-four finish" if they beat Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday night.
Mar 2, 22:48
Paul Merson in action for Arsenal
Paul Merson tips Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal
Former Arsenal forward Paul Merson tips Arsene Wenger to leave the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season.
Mar 2, 14:59
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Arsene Wenger: 'Decisive moments key for Arsenal'
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger challenges his side to start performing in the "decisive moments" of matches after losing 3-0 to Manchester City in the EFL Cup final.
Feb 28, 11:23
Paul Merson in action for Arsenal
Paul Merson: 'Arsenal players to blame'
Former Arsenal forward Paul Merson insists that the players - and not head coach Arsene Wenger - should take the blame for Sunday's 3-0 defeat to Manchester City.
Feb 26, 12:46
Paul Merson in action for Arsenal
Paul Merson blasts Arsenal following EFL Cup defeat
Former Arsenal forward Paul Merson accuses the Gunners of treating Sunday's EFL Cup final against Manchester City as "a testimonial".
Feb 26, 12:07
Arsenal pair Nacho Monreal and Alex Iwobi celebrate during their side's EFL Cup semi-final with Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on January 24, 2018
Arsenal heading to Africa as part of next year's pre-season campaign?
Ugandan sports minister Bosco Onyik claims that Arsenal will "play some matches" in the African country next summer as part of their pre-season campaign.
Feb 19, 17:45
Antonio Conte and windswept Arsene Wenger during the FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea on May 27, 2017
Paul Merson urges Arsenal to move for Antonio Conte if he leaves Chelsea
Paul Merson believes that former club Arsenal should prioritise bringing Antonio Conte to the club if he is sacked by Premier League rivals Chelsea.
Feb 9, 10:36
England goalkeeper Joe Hart in action during his side's World Cup qualifying clash with Slovakia on September 4, 2017
Paul Merson fears for Joe Hart's England future
Former Arsenal forward Paul Merson claims that Joe Hart's hopes of being England's number one goalkeeper at the 2018 World Cup could be over.
Dec 10, 15:14
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CManchester CityMan City3832421062779100
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd38256768284081
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs38238774363877
4Liverpool382112584384675
5Chelsea382171062382470
6Arsenal381961374512363
7Burnley381412123639-354
8Everton381310154458-1449
9Leicester CityLeicester381211155660-447
10Newcastle UnitedNewcastle38128183947-844
11Crystal Palace381111164555-1044
12Bournemouth381111164561-1644
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham381012164868-2042
14Watford38118194464-2041
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton38913163454-2040
16Huddersfield TownHuddersfield38910192858-3037
17Southampton38715163756-1936
RSwansea CitySwansea3889212856-2833
RStoke CityStoke38712193568-3333
RWest Bromwich AlbionWest Brom38613193156-2531

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