How many Arsenal players would get into rival sides?

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Paul Merson has claimed that a number of our first-team stars would be overlooked at rival clubs. The Gunners secured a comfortable lead in the opening leg of their Europa League last 32 encounter last night, but are struggling to keep pace with their domestic rivals. Our side fell to seven points behind Tottenham in [.

Wembley. Is it a Home or Away Fixture?

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Stoke, Watford, Swansea, Bournemouth, Forest, WBA, West Ham, Southampton. All teams we should beat. We didn't. What unites all of these? You've got it they were all away fixtures.

Chelsea 4 times, Man City twice, Reading, Hull, Wigan, Our winning streak at Wembey.

Conclusion: We are rubbish on the road this season but have a very good record at Wembley.

Is Wilshere contract expected to soften Arsenal summer window?

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Paul Merson claims that Jack Wilshere is only being offered a contract because of the situation regarding Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. The former Gunner isn't renowned for having one of the better footballing opinions, and there are a number of times when I have simply shaken my head at his comments, and today's interview [.

Should Wilshere reject Arsenal contract?

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Jack Wilshere has been urged to consider his future at Arsenal, with Paul Merson claiming he should reject his current contract offer. The midfielder started his first Premier League match of the campaign in midweek, coming in for the sidelined Aaron Ramsey, and is believed to be in line for a new deal.

Redknapp>Wenger? Would Harry lead Arsenal to glory?

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Paul Merson has controversially claimed that Arsene Wenger would win the Premier League with Arsenal if he had 'Harry Redknapp's tactical nous'. The former forward played under both managers during his playing career, although the player decided to leave the Gunners shortly after the Frenchman taking up his role in North London.

Will Mesut Ozil walk back into Arsenal first-team?

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Paul Merson has claimed that Mesut Ozil will struggle to hold down a regular starting role in Arsene Wenger's Arsenal side this season. The German international is currently struggling with a knee problem, but the Gunners have found top form in his absence, and have picked up six wins and a draw from the seven [.

Is Welbeck a must for Arsenal v Chelsea?

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Paul Merson has claimed that Danny Welbeck has to start against Chelsea, as he is the only Arsenal player 'that causes them problems'. The England international has started in our last two encounters with the Blues, in which we came away with wins in the FA Cup final and Community Shield, and Merson believes he [.

Former Gunner foresees another painful defeat against Chelsea

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Paul Merson is half-expecting another Liverpool-esque defeat this weekend when Arsenal take on Chelsea. The Gunners lost 4-0 to their Premier League rivals at Anfield a matter of weeks ago, in what can only be described as a disastrous display by our stars, but we have since shown grit to win our next two outings.

Former Gunner adamant that Alexis MUST play v Liverpool

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Paul Merson has insisted that Alexis Sanchez simply must play for Arsenal against Liverpool this weekend. The forward is expected to depart the UK to join up with his Chile international squad shortly after Sunday's crunch tie at Anfield, and surely if he is fit enough for his country, he should be fit enough for [.

Why are Arsenal’s Walcott and Giroud happy to cash their cheques?

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Paul Merson has claimed that Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud should be unhappy with their lack of playing time at Arsenal. The duo both began Friday's 4-3 win over Leicester City on the bench, and came on to help turn over the 3-2 deficit. Giroud even bagged himself the winning goal in the 85th minute [.

Former Arsenal star claims Wenger’s job on line this weekend

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Paul Merson has claimed that Arsene Wenger cannot keep hisArsenal job if he loses the upcoming match against Hull City. The Gunners have lost their last two matches back-to-back, leaving Arsenal a whopping 12 points behind league leaders Chelsea, and pressure is piling on Arsene as a result. The #WengerOut brigade is getting louder again, [.

Former Gunner claims Arsenal more interested in fourth than first…

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Paul Merson has claimed that Arsenal are more interested in finishing in fourth place, when reliving the 3-3 comeback against Bournemouth. The former midfielder played for the Gunners for 12 years between 1985 and 1997 and is sometimes described as an 'Arsenal Legend', but he seems to do nothing but talk badly about our club [.

Arsenal legend shocked at Jack Wilshere treatment

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Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson has admitted his surprise at Arsene Wenger's decision to send Jack Wilshere out on loan. The 24 year-old joined Bournemouth on a season-long loan on Deadline Day yesterday, joining former youth team-mate Benik Afobe on the south-coast. The England international has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates in [.

Arsenal legend Merson calls for ‘squatter’ Wenger to leave

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Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson has called for a change in management at his former club, describing Arsene Wenger as a 'squatter'. The French boss has been in charge of the club for 20 years thisSeptember and has led the team to lift nine trophies (excluding the six Charity Shield wins) in that time.

Former Gunner Merson slams Wenger stance on Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Arsene Wenger claimed he wasnot interested in signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic currently, and Paul Merson has been angered by such a response. Wenger was asked if he had an interest in signing the Swedish superstar this summer, when he will be allowed to leave Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer, and he implied he was shocked [.

Thanks Merse, but Arsenal CAN win away games and EPL

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As if it is not bad enough for the Arsenal fans and our general levels of belief in the team's ability to finish the season with a flourish, but we have former players and reporters in the football media lining up to tell us just why the Gunners will fail. To be honest we have [...]

Arsenal HAVE to beat Liverpool to win the title

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Arsenal face a tricky trio of League games starting tonight at Anfield, and the outcome of these tests could prove decisive in proving Arsenal's credentials as title contenders, according to the ex-Arsenal star Paul Merson. With Liverpool having so many injuries perhaps tonights game could be the easiest of the three, and Merson thinks all [.

Will Munich massacre dent Arsenal confidence for Spurs game?

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AudioPost The Gunners were soundly beaten by Bayern last night, and the ex-Arsenal striker Paul Merson was gobsmacked at how easily Arsene Wenger's team fell apart, in fact he says that they "had no idea what they were doing" as the goals just kept coming at them. But more worrying, is he thinks that [.

Arsenal can’t finish above Chelsea? Seriously?

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All Arsenal fans are used to the TV pundits berating Arsene Wenger and saying things like "You can't win the title with Olivier Giroud", but it is annoying when ex-Arsenal players join in with the criticism. As far as I remember Paul Merson was infamous for being addicted to gambling, cocaine and alcohol during his [.

Can Arsenal take the pressure and match the ambition of Alexis?

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Can Arsenal match the ambition of Alexis? By Galen. When I think of Alexis Sanchez I think of the word "winner". Maybe I am a biased Arsenal fan, but is Hazard really as far from Sanchez as the media make it out to be? I have watched videos and games and looked at statistics and [...]

Is it a risk for Arsenal to sign Schneiderlin?

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The Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has made it clear that he will be leaving St Mary's this summer in the search for Champions League football, and many pundits are claiming that the Frenchman will be coming to Arsenal rather than Europa League-bound Tottenham. Last season, the Frenchman was proven to be the most efficient midfielder [.

FA cup defeat could cost Wenger his Arsenal job says Gunner!

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As if there was not already more than enough pressure on Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal team going in to an FA cup quarter-final, our relatively poor away form and Manchester United´s good home form are making the game look a really tricky obstacle. So the last thing the Arsenal boss wants to hear is [.

“Arsenal will rip Chelsea to shreds”

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I have not been a great fan of Paul Merson over the years and he has not shied back from criticizing Arsene Wenger recently, but he certainly seems to be talking sense now and believes that Arsenal can destroy Chelsea if both teams play attacking football.

Merson said in his column in the Star: "If Chelsea lose this game, questions will be asked.

EXCLUSIVE: Merson ‘lucky to survive’ drink-drive smash

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EXCLUSIVE: Merson 'lucky to survive' drink-drive smash

Arsenal star turned TV pundit fell asleep at the wheel on motorway

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A news article on 2011-10-13 00:01:08 from: The Mirror

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Arsène Wenger manages the Dream Team

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Written by Gooner in Exile are currently running an all time dream team vote. The problem with this it is often only the young who vote and recent memory can skew the result.

We have a wide church here with regard to ages so how about we all pick our all time eleven, manager, coach, physio and you can even throw in a few squad players.

Wenger should seriously buy Scott Parker to be Wilshere’s mentor

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The Arsenal legend (and piss-head!) Paul Merson is well known for putting his oar in where it's not welcome, but I think for a change the man is actually talking a bit of sense this time around. He is advocating that Wenger should change his habits and go all out to bring Scott Parker to [...]