Former Arsenal star, Paul Merson has handed manager, Unai Emery the list of players he should play in Gunners’ Premier League clash against Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
Emery’s men head to the game following a 4-2 victory over Tottenham last weekend and Merson has advised Emery on the starting eleven he feels can get the job done.
“In the past we’ve seen Arsenal go to Old Trafford in form, play well but somehow still end up losing the game,” Merson told Sky Sports.
“However, unless Manchester United really pick their game up or the Gunners hit a brick wall after their efforts against Tottenham, I just can’t see how United win. I really can’t!
“I hope Unai Emery plays the side that finished the game against Tottenham, playing two up front with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette because that will cause United all sorts of problems.
“When United got back to 2-2 at Southampton on Saturday there should have been only one winner.
“However, they just didn’t kick on and it was like they were grateful to be back level at 2-2.
“We’ve got to remember this a different Man Utd to the one we used to watch. It’s the same club but the players are nowhere near in the same calibre.
“That’s the problem and that’s something we have to keep reminding ourselves. This is not the United of old and if they somehow managed to get in the top four they’d be pulling up trees.”