Former Arsenal forward now an English football television pundit, Paul Merson makes his prediction on where Arsenal will finish on final day of EPL table.
Arsenal have spent over £150 million in the just closed summer, employing the service of young talented players in the likes of Ben White, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Nuno Tavares, Aaron Ramsdale and Takehiro Tomiyasu.
However, the north London side has been struggling to the start of the new premier League season losing all three games without a goal scored.
Arsenal saw a disappointing 2-0 loss to recently promoted Brentford during their opening Premier League game being trashed by Chelsea and Manchester City in a 2-0 and 5-0 scoreline respectively.
Paul Merson Prediction on Arsenal
Paul Merson has not been at all impressed by the Gunners’ recruitment recently and he is tipping the north Londoners to end up in mid-table.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, Merson said: “At the moment, Arsenal are middle of the table. If they come fifth or sixth I think they’re pulling up trees, 10th is about right.
“They won’t finish above Leicester and they definitely won’t finish above Tottenham after they signed [kept] Harry Kane. I don’t think they would.
“Everton look organised with Rafa now, West Ham look decent, it’s going to be hard it’s not a free ride anymore.
“These other teams are buying good players, Aston Villa have Danny Ings, why’ve Arsenal not got Danny Ings? Why they not buy Danny Ings?
“I worry about the recruitment. Arsenal are never beating anybody, you never see them nick a player off Man United. They’re the only team after a player.”
Arsenal will be aiming to pick up their first Premier League points of the season when they take on Norwich City on 11 September at The Emirates after the international break.