Paul Merson: ‘Arsenal look a mid-table Premier League team’

Premier League roundup: Liverpool triumph but Arsenal are held at Leeds United

Former Arsenal forward Paul Merson brand names the Gunners a “middle-of-the-table team” as Mikel Arteta’s side battle for consistency.

Former Arsenal forward Paul Merson has claimed that the Gunners have the look of a “middle-of-the-table team” as they continue to have a hard time for consistency this season.

Mikel Arteta‘s side have won 4, drawn one and lost 4 of their 9 Premier League matches in 2020-21 to take a seat in 12th position in the division.

Merson has stated that his former side were incredibly lucky to get a point against Leeds United last weekend and has also struck out at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, declaring that the Gabon international, who has only scored 2 league goals this season, “is bringing absolutely nothing to the party”.

“Some people are saying one step forward, one step back. One step back?! That’s kind. They were a million miles off Leeds last Sunday. It did Arsenal a favour when Nicolas Pepe got sent off, Leeds then ran out of ideas because Arsenal had to sit deep,” Merson informed Sky Sports News.

” Only a couple weeks prior to, Leicester [City] went to Leeds and put 4 past them. Leeds allowgoals The teams that beat them are the teams with players who can move past their protectors; Arsenal do not have that.

” Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is bringing definitely nothing to the celebration at the minute. He played main and he was inefficient as he was in the past. You watch them and think they are a middle-of-the-table team.

“Looking back at that win at Manchester United, it doesn’t look so great now. Do not even start me on Manchester United, it’s no big licks going there and getting a result at the moment.”

Th Gunners will be seeking to go back to winning ways in the league when they invite Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday night prior to taking a trip to high-flying Tottenham Hotspur next weekend.

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