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Arsenal won't be able to cope with Chelsea, says Paul Merson... especially with Manuel Almunia in goal.

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Comments (67)

John Kemboy (Chelsea fan) says...

It is all about power and guile against inexperience. I go for 2 nil to chelsea machine.

Posted 13:01 1st October 2010

George Mega (Arsenal fan) says...

Well that''s just the bitter truth. Wenger is much more interested in the profit side and we have to live with that. Chelsea is the best team for now

Posted 12:51 1st October 2010

Paul Newman (Arsenal fan) says...

I think we are slowly getting there as a team. I jusy wish we could got the big teams once with a full squad, list of players out injured at the moment.....Vermealen, Ramsey, Fabregas, Diaby, Walcott, Van-persie, Bendtner!!! If we can keep Drogba quiet then we have a chance this year.....players who we need to perform are Squillaci, Koscielny, Song, Wilshere, Nasri, Chamakh! If these boys trun up we have a great chance! Ref the goalkeeper.....i would play Sczcesny! De gea is ony 20yrs old for Ath Madrid and he is worldclass and i think Sczcesny is in the same mould, 6ft5, confident and talented!

Posted 12:41 1st October 2010

Matt Onn (Arsenal fan) says...

It will be a tough game for arsenal for sure. I agreed with paul on the fact that arsenal fans know we need a top drawer goal keeper for years. Arsene tried to get mark schwarzer from fulham this season but did not manage, we dont know if he tried to get Given or not. Also our 2 new central defenders are only getting to know the pace and style of the english games so will be vulnerable to the top teams. Hoping for a point for the gunners.

Posted 12:24 1st October 2010

Ogutu Siaya (Arsenal fan) says...

It is wrong for paul Merson to underrate arsenal. Wenger knows of the goalkeeping problem and i am sure he will deal with it in Jan. But Sundays game will be very important for arsenal if they are to challenge for the cup. I think a draw will do.

Posted 12:21 1st October 2010

Steven Payne (Chelsea fan) says...

I must admit I don''t usually agree with comments made by former Arsenal players, but with this is definitely an exception. Arsenal have been so inconsistent over the pat few years and I can''t see them changing until they have a new manager who is willing to go out and spend money on star players and a TOP goalkeeper. For me I can''t see Arsenal winning any trophies until Arsene Wenger has gone, fair enough he is a top manager and the talent they have got at the club is good, but they need something new. Without a doubt Arsenal play the best football in the league most of the time, they have got a few world class players and a host of promising youth players but this hasn''t given them any success over the past 6 years, every season they end up without silverware and if I was an Arsenal fan I would be so frustrated with my team. As for the upcoming game on sunday, I think Chelsea will once again overpower Arsenal, Arsenal might have more possesion during the game but I think Chelsea will be able to cope with any threat that Arsenal might pose and Chelsea will dominate when it comes to taking their chances. 3-0 win for Chelsea and ''The Blues'' go marching on!

Posted 12:13 1st October 2010

Chika Ifemeni (Arsenal fan) says...

well, expect the unexpected Mr. Merson. Anything can happen.

Posted 12:03 1st October 2010

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