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Merson’s prediction

Paul Merson has given his prediction for tonight’s north London derby.

Writing in his Sportskeeda column, Merson said: “Tottenham are a very good football-playing side, but it’s a little funny if you think of the fact that they are fifth in the table despite doing the double over Manchester City and drawing home and away to Liverpool. They still have time to make amends, but a draw is an absolute waste of time for them against Arsenal.

“If this one ends in a draw, Arsenal only need to win one of their two remaining games in the Premier League to secure a UEFA Champions League spot. If they can’t do that, they don’t deserve to be there – it’s as simple as that.

“That said, if the Gunners lose this one, I’d say Tottenham are the favourites. It all depends on a lot of things, so we’ll have to see how this one pans out.

“Spurs need to win this one more than Arsenal, so the longer this one stays 0-0, the more you fancy Arsenal to see it off to get a draw at least. I think this one will be pretty tight so I’m predicting a 1-1 draw, which will be a better result for the Gunners than Tottenham.”

Paul Merson urges Arsenal to sign their very own Mikel Arteta this summer. (Photo – Sky Sports) (Image: Sky Sports)

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