Paul Merson warns Arsenal over Liverpool, singles out one player
The legendary Paul Merson has warned Arsenal that this weekend's Premier League match against Liverpool will be more difficult than the match against Tottenham.
William Saliba, an Arsenal defender, was singled out by Merson for praise in light of his outstanding performances this season for both club and country.
Recall that Arsenal last weekend defeated their London rivals 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium.
However, Mikel Arteta’s side will face the Reds at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
“I always thought the Liverpool game this weekend was going to be harder than the Tottenham [Hotspur] game for Arsenal,” Merson told Sky Sports.
“It becomes even harder now because of the way Liverpool are at the moment, the way Arsenal are playing, and the fans turn up with a lot of expectation this weekend to win that game."
“If Arsenal finishes fourth, it would still be amazing after being out of the top four for so long. But Liverpool have been so competitive with the points they have put up, it’s a massive game on Sunday. "
He added, “Fair play to William Saliba. He got taken off at half-time for France against Denmark the other day, but to bounce back and play so well shows you the strength of the young lad – you would think he is old, but he is not."
Arteta singles out three Arsenal players after 1-0 win over Chelsea
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has singled out three Arsenal defenders following their 1-0 victory at Chelsea on Sunday.Gabriel’s second-half goal earned the Gunners a narrow win over their London rivals.Arteta singled out William Saliba, Ben White, and Gabriel for praise.On White, who again impressed in the right-back position, he said: “I am really happy with him."“He is playing in different positions." I think he is acclimating himself in a great way to that full-b...
Ten Hag singles out two Man Utd players after 3-1 win over Arsenal
Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, praised Antony and Marcus Rashford after their 3-1 victory over Arsenal on Sunday.Antony, who just recently relocated from Ajax, scored the game's first goal with a skillful finish past Aaron Ramsdale.Bukayo Saka made it 1-1 in the second half, before Rashford struck twice on the break to seal three points for United.On Antony and Marcus Rashford, Ten Hag said: “They both played great, a continual threat. I know our of...
He causes problems – Roy Keane singles out Man United star after 3-1 win over Arsenal
Marcus Rashford, a striker for Manchester United, has earned high praise from legend Roy Keane.The 24-year-old's performance against the Gunners was praised as "absolutely brilliant" by Roy Keane.After assisting Antony on his debut goal, the England international scored twice as United defeated Mikel Arteta's team 3-1.The Red Devils are now within three points of the top of the Premier League with their fourth win on the trot.Keane noted that the forward will "alway...
Download Naijacrawl App today
Fastest way to read on the go
Download the Naijacrawl App.