Speaking on The Debate, Paul Merson believes this weekend's North London derby is a bigger match for Unai Emery and Arsenal than it is for Tottenham
Speaking on The Debate, Paul Merson believes this weekend’s North London derby is a bigger match for Unai Emery and Arsenal than it is for Tottenham
Sunday’s north London derby is a bigger game for Arsenal than Tottenham, according to former Gunners star Paul Merson.
The two city rivals go head to head at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon, live on Sky Sports Premier League, separated by just three points in the table.
Were Unai Emery’s side to get the better of Tottenham on Super Sunday, they would move above their rivals into the Champions League places.
Arsenal host Spurs at the Emirates on Sunday
“This game this weekend is a bigger game for Arsenal than Tottenham, that is how it has swung really,” Merson told The Debate.
“The pressure is on Arsenal to perform and win the game – if Arsenal do not win this game, you are going to go away from here saying, ‘Tottenham are just getting away from Arsenal.’
“If Tottenham play like they did last weekend against Chelsea, they cannot lose. But, that has only been once this season and they have not been great, despite having their best start.
“But they have not played anything like they did the season before.”