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Former Gunner expects Arsenal to repeat Burnley heroics against struggling Leicester

Former Arsenal star Paul Merson expects the Gunners to repeat their performance from the weekend when they take on Leicester City tonight.

Arsene Wenger’s men swept aside Burnley 5-0 on Sunday in the Frenchman’s last ever game in charge at The Emirates.

Wenger will tonight take his side to the King Power Stadium for his final ever game as Arsenal boss.

And Merson, who made over 300 appearances for Arsenal between 1985-1997, expects the players to once again rise to the occasion to give Wenger another fitting send-off.

“Leicester are all over the place,” said the former England international, “they are completely gone and West Ham ripped them apart on Saturday, so I am going to go Arsenal 3-0.”

Leicester have lost four of their last five Premier League fixtures, ending their hopes of qualifying for Europe next year after a mid-season resurgence.

So poor has the Foxes form been that speculation has been rife about the future of manager Claude Puel, with many touting him to lose his job over the summer.

A victory over Arsenal could be just what Puel needs to secure his position at the King Power next season, however Merson doesn’t fancy the Frenchman’s side’s chances.

“You just hope it does not rain at the King Power, as you can’t play in flip-flops – they would be falling all over the place.”

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