Paul Merson is expecting Arsenal to come away from Anfield with a point when they take on Liverpool this evening.
The Sky Sports pundit has been impressed by what he has seen from the Gunners in recent weeks and he is backing his former club to get a draw:
“I’ve said since the start of the season that if Arsenal keep their starting XI fit, they can get top four. Judging by the aspirations of the two clubs, a draw would be good for Arsenal, while Liverpool will be unhappy with it as they are trying to win the Premier League. However, I predict the two sides to share the spoils at Anfield.”
Merson has gone with a 1-1 scoreline, which is a very positive prediction. That has undoubtedly been influenced by the fact that Arsenal are going into the match having not lost in ten games.
There is still some uncertainty about how good Mikel Arteta’s side are, though. They have played well since their last defeat to Manchester City but they haven’t exactly played any big teams.
This will be a litmus test to find out how far they have come. Liverpool do have their injury problems but they will still field a strong eleven tonight. We shall see if Merson’s optimism is justified.