Arsenal have no chance against Chelsea, says Paul Merson.


Paul Merson believes Arsenal will be “picked off” by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Arsenal head to west London looking for a win to close the six-point gap between them and José Mourinho’s side.

Despite coming off a 4-1 victory over Galatasaray in the Champions League on Wednesday night, Paul Merson believes the Gunners will struggle to keep the likes of Fàbregas and Diego Costa quiet this weekend.

The Arsenal legend told Sky Sports: “Arsenal need to change the way they play if they are to get anything out of this game and even after watching them beat Galatasaray 4-1 I don’t expect them to get anything from Stamford Bridge.

“They haven’t played well before that game and Galatasaray were very poor. Arsenal are very good going forward, but they desperately need a central midfield player (why did they turn down Cesc Fàbregas? He’s better than what they’ve got?).

“I think they’ll get picked off in this game and I don’t know how they can live with Diego Costa. Chelsea have too much power and will cause Arsenal big problems.”


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