Paul Merson makes grim prediction for Arsenal’s clash vs Tottenham

Paul Merson says he is dreading Arsenal’s north London derby against Tottenham (Sky Sports)

Paul Merson admits he’s filled with ‘dread’ before Arsenal’s clash with Tottenham on Sunday and says he can’t see how Mikel Arteta’s side can beat Jose Mourinho’s men.

The Gunners have won just four of their opening 10 Premier League games this season and have registered just one point from their last three matches.

Spurs, meanwhile, currently sit top of the table after a strong start with 21 points from their first 10 league fixtures.

Arsenal travel to their rivals on Sunday for the first north London derby of the season, and Merson admits he is worried for his former club.

‘It’s an easy touch at the moment, I worry for them [Arsenal] tomorrow,’ Merson told Sky Sports.

‘I know what’s going to happen tomorrow, I’ll tell you what will happen, Arsenal will have the ball, they’ll pass it around and pass it around, won’t really hurt Tottenham, then Harry Kane will get the ball, Son will make a run, he’ll be in, they’ll score and they’ll win the football match.

Paul Merson says Arsenal have ‘stood still’ under Mikel Arteta (Getty)