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Former Gooner Paul Merson says Arsenal must work on stopping Salah

Mohamed Salah

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As Arsenal prepare to clash with Premier League leaders Liverpool, former forward believes that the Gunners need to work on their defensive line to stop winger from scoring.

Liverpool are currently on top the league table with 26 points with a game in hand on second-placed Manchester City, they will face fourth-placed Arsenal in their next game on November 3.

The Reds have now won eight of their ten opening Premier League games this season and drew the other two.

Following a less impressive start to last season’s fantastic performances, Mohamed Salah recently scored his sixth goal in nine games in the league this season when his side defeated Cardiff City 4-1.

Paul Merson addressed Arsenal’s defence by pointing out that team head coach Unai Emery should not use midfielder Granit Xhaka as a left back facing Salah, since the player changed his position during the second half of the 3-1 victory over Leicester last Monday and in the 1-0 Europa League victory over Sporting Lisbon on Thursday.

“Xhaka played the second half at left-back, he played the other night at left-back,” Merson told Soccer Saturday. “So now they’re thinking ‘well he might play left-back’.

“Then they’ll come up against Salah in about two weeks time and he’ll get absolutely ripped.

“If they don’t lose by more than three goals next Saturday, I’d be shocked. I’d be shocked.

“Leicester are average at best and they should have been out of sight in 30 minutes.”

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“If Liverpool turn up and they fancy it, and I have to say fancy it, they will rip Arsenal and they’ll get found out. They’ll get found out,” he added.

“They’re just waiting to get found out. They’re like a boxer who’s got a dodgy chin that hasn’t been hit yet. As soon as he gets hit he’s just going spark.”

In addition to being a hardcore football fan, Abdelrahman is a communications enthusiast who works in marketing, advertising, content creation and PR.




    October 27, 2018 at 10:14 PM

    Arsenal is winning! MO SAllAH is not Jesus Christ.

  2. Lewis

    October 27, 2018 at 11:05 PM

    Paul Emerson is a proper idiot it’s like he never played football in his life.Winning 10 games in a row it’s not a coincidence…you need to wake up.

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