Arsenal to face real test this weekend

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Arsenal are leading the Premier League table this season with their fine form but the Gunners are expected to face real test this weekend.

There is not that that Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal are in fine form this season as the Gunners remain on top of the League table.

Arsenal have lost only one game in the Premier League this season to Manchester United, but still they were dominate in that game.

Every fans thought it will be another story in the North London derby against Tottenham last week but the Gunners came out victorious.

Meanwhile, Arsenal will face the Reds this weekend and Paul Merson feels it going to be a  tough one for the Gunners.

“I always thought the Liverpool game this weekend was going to be harder than the Tottenham game for Arsenal”, Merson said.

“It becomes even harder now because of the way Liverpool are at the moment, the way Arsenal are playing, the fans turn up with a lot of expectation this weekend to win that game.”

He insists Arsenal were dominant against the Spurs but some misplaced passes would have caused the Gunners troubles in the game.

“The early goal in the second half did it for Spurs on Saturday, but to be fair to Arsenal they were so dominant 10-vs-11. There was that 10-15 minutes in the first half where had Tottenham picked the right pass though, they could’ve been in trouble.

“Sometimes, with Arsenal, they’ve just got to steady it down, just calm it down for 10 minutes. They thought a little bit that because it was 1-1 they had to open up the game and score again, and it doesn’t always work like that. You need a bit of game management about you.”

Merson also praised Arsenal’s defender Saliba for his impact after he was substituted in the Nations League loss to Denmark

“Fair play to Saliba, he got brought 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’d think he’s old, but he’s not.

“If Arsenal go 14 points clear on Sunday, it takes Liverpool out of the equation for Arsenal. The main aim for Arsenal is to be in the top four, we’ve seen what Man City can do, but being in the top four and being competitive, they can’t lose that insight or get carried away.”



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