Paul Merson Backing Arsenal To Bounce Back Against Swansea City

Reports are out claiming that Arsenal great Paul Merson believes that the Gunners will bounce back in their upcoming league game against Swansea City.

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The Sky Sports pundit believes that the Gunners were a ‘joke’ in the 3-2 defeat at Manchester United on the weekend, but claims that they will swiftly recoil with a 2-0 home win over the Swans on Wednesday night.

He writes for Sky Sports: “I agree with Graeme Souness that Arsenal were a joke on Sunday, but I believe they will beat Swansea at home. They simply have to win this because if they lose and Leicester win, then it’s goodnight for the title race.

“It would be an eight-point gap to Leicester and they’re also chasing Tottenham who have a much better goal difference.

“For that reason, I’d say this is probably the biggest game of the season so far for Arsenal. Swansea had a kick in the teeth after losing from 1-0 up at Spurs and they are probably the perfect team for Arsenal to play this week because they’re a nice team who won’t kick Arsenal off the pitch.

“Arsenal should win – but if they don’t score in the first 20 minutes, it could get very cagey.”

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