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Paul Merson played for Arsenal Football Club. The former English midfielder joined Arsenal in 1984 and made his first team debut for Arsenal in 1986. Merson left Arsenal for Middlesbrough in 1997 for reportedly £4.5m. In total, he made 425 appearances for Arsenal and scored 99 goals. Merson wore several numbers for Arsenal including number 9 and number 10. He currently works as a football pundit in the media. Merson was born on March 20, 1968.

Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Merson believes Everton should have offered £40m for Giroud

Paul Merson believes Everton should have spent £40m on Olivier Giroud.
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Former Arsenal man makes strong claim about Lacazette compared to Chelsea star

Paul Merson believes that while Alexandre Lacazette is good, Alvaro Morata is top class.
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Former Gunner reckons Bournemouth could cause shock at Arsenal

Paul Merson admits he can't see Arsenal beating Bournemouth, even though his former team should edge it.

Paul Merson says Arsenal should have signed 27-year-old England international

Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson believes the Gunners should have signed Danny Drinkwater from Leicester City instead of Chelsea.
Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal (right) and Ivan Gazidis, CEO of Arsenal. Picture: Clive Rose/Getty Images

10 Arsenal stories you may have missed over the weekend

There was a lot of fallout after Oxlade-Chamberlain left the club, Arsenal failed to complete a notable deadline day move and Alexis Sanchez nearly left for a new side.

Wenger wrong to keep Alexis and didn’t need Lacazette says Paul Merson

Arsenal were wrong to hang onto Alexis Sanchez and not invest further, according to former Gunner, Paul Merson.
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Former Gunner 'disgusted' by Arsenal players making mockery of club

Former Gunner, Paul Merson, is sick to death of the current Arsenal team making a mockery of the club.
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Arsenal legend correctly predicted the Liverpool result

Arsenal legend Paul Merson successfully predicted what would happen against Liverpool in Sunday's meeting at Anfield.
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

It has to stop! Former Gunner goes on massive Arsenal rant but is he...

Paul Merson has been on another massive rant about Arsenal but this time I fear that he could actually be right.
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Arsenal legend believes the Gunners should have signed this midfielder

Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson has said the Londoners should have signed veteran midfielder Gareth Barry this summer.

Former Arsenal player wants Manchester United to sign Arsenal star: £60m or £70m should...

Paul Merson believes that Alexis Sanchez would guarantee Manchester United the title if they were to sign the Chilean from Arsenal.
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Arsenal legend says these two players should hand in a transfer request

Paul Merson has said the likes of Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud should follow Philippe Coutinho's example at Liverpool and hand in transfer requests.
8 Dec 1996: Paul Merson of Arsenal rubs his eyes, during the FA Carling Premier league match between Arsenal and Derby County at Highbury in London. The match ended in a 2-2 draw. Picture: Ben Radford/Allsport

Paul Merson predicts Arsenal v Leicester

Paul Merson reckons Arsenal will win a close game against Leicester in the Premier League’s opening game on Friday.
8 Dec 1996: Paul Merson of Arsenal rubs his eyes, during the FA Carling Premier league match between Arsenal and Derby County at Highbury in London. The match ended in a 2-2 draw. Picture: Ben Radford/Allsport

Paul Merson gives a bizarre suggestion for Arsenal in the Europa League

Paul Merson believes Arsenal assistant manager Steve Bould should take charge of the Gunners' Europa League campaign this season.
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Arsenal legend's comments in contrast to Paul Merson's predictions for the season

David Seaman has praised Arsenal's performance in the Community Shield and believes the Gunners are capable of taking apart most teams.
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Merson makes grim prediction for Arsenal's upcoming season

Paul Merson has predicted that Arsenal will lose Alexis Sanchez and finish outside of the top four again this season. 
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Paul Merson says "it's definite" 25-year-old is leaving Arsenal

Paul Merson believes that Jack Wilshere doesn't have a future at Arsenal, but claims he would have been one of their best players had he played last season.
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Merson says Arsenal must demand swap deal with Manchester City

Paul Merson has said that Arsenal must let Alexis Sanchez go, and ask for Sergio Aguero in return.

Lacazette aims to end 'curse' of Arsenal number 9 shirt

Lacazette will be Arsenal's new number nine for 2017/18, but is the number cursed? We're taking a look at the other Arsenal number nines in the Premier League era.
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Arsenal pundit rules them out of title race before ball is kicked: Would be...

Paul Merson has said he would be shocked if Arsenal mount a title challenge next season.
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Alexandre Lacazette's Arsenal shirt number

Arsenal appear to be closing in on a signing Alexandre Lacazette but will he get the number 9 shirt and, more importantly, can he break its curse?
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Merson cycles from London to Brighton in memory of Ehiogu

Paul Merson took part in the British Heart Foundation’s London to Brighton bike ride recently in memory of his friend, Ugo Ehiogu.
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Paul Merson wants a swap deal for prolific striker if Sanchez goes to this...

As rumours circulate over Alexis Sanchez's potential move to Manchester City this summer, former Gunner, Paul Merson, revealed which player he'd like to see at Arsenal.
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Which former Gunner tipped Chelsea to 'cut through Arsenal like a knife through butter'?

Former Gunner, Paul Merson, has admitted that he'll be 'shocked' if Arsenal manage to get a result against Chelsea during the FA Cup final this weekend.
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Which Premier League club came in for intense criticism in Paul Merson's grading system?

Paul Merson, who spent 15 years at Arsenal during his career, has had his say on his former side's season by grading them from A+ to F-.

Paul Merson predicts Arsenal hammering at Tottenham

Tottenham host Arsenal this Sunday at White Hart Lane and Paul Merson can't bring himself to back his former side against their bitterest rivals.
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Former Arsenal man: This is when Wenger will announce his decision

Paul Merson believes that Arsène Wenger will sign a contract extension once the current season is finished.
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Pundit: Middlesbrough v Arsenal 'should be brilliant' for this reason

Paul Merson is probably the only person on this planet that seems excited about Arsenal's match against Middlesbrough on Monday night.
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Pundit: This is why Arsenal will struggle at Crystal Palace

Paul Merson reckons that Arsenal will struggle to cope with Crystal Palace's attack on Monday and the Premier League match will end in a draw.

Arsenal ‘have no qualms in selling Alexis to Chelsea’

Paul Merson believes that Arsenal would have ‘have no qualms’ in selling Alexis Sanchez to Chelsea to avoid losing him for free next season.
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Pundit predicts what will happen during Arsenal v Manchester City

Paul Merson reckons that if Arsenal let Manchester City go 1-0 up early on Sunday, they're in for a world of pain.
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Fomer player: Arsenal need a spine, I'd buy this star

Former Arsenal and Chelsea player Paul Merson has been deciding how the Gunners need to spend their money.
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Sack Wenger and hire Everton manager says Arsenal pundit

Paul Merson reckons Arsenal should bring in 'ruthless' Ronald Koeman from Everton to replace Arsene Wenger if the Frenchman leaves this summer.
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Pundit - Arsenal v Lincoln will be 'ridiculous'

Paul Merson believes that Arsenal against Lincoln on Saturday will be ‘ridiculous’ which makes you wonder if he watched Arsenal when they went to Sutton United.
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Arsenal just money-making exercise & Alexis is off says former player-turned-pundit

Paul Merson has called on Arsene Wenger to go at the end of the season – or be removed by Stan Kroenke – but fears the American prefers Wenger at the helm of his ‘money-making exercise’.
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Pundit: These 2 Arsenal players are so ahead of the others

Speaking to FourFourTwo recently, former Arsenal and Chelsea star, Paul Merson, claimed that Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are so far ahead of the other players at the club, they're not even on the same wavelength.
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Former Arsenal star slams Mesut Ozil

Paul Merson has decided it's been too long since someone's unfairly criticised Mesut Ozil so he might as well have a go.
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Quick watch: Paul Merson tears into Arsenal over Mustafi transfer fee

With Arsenal reportedly haggling over the Shkodran Mustafi transfer fee (according to press reports at least) many people are getting themselves a little worked up over it all, none more so, it seems, than Paul Merson.

Former Gunner: Wenger won't sign Ibrahimovic, he's a winner

Paul Merson believes Zlatan Ibrahimovic would be a great addition to the Arsenal squad but Arsene Wenger won't sign him because the goalscorer would question...

Arsenal legend slams Wenger again, claims fans are 'bored'

Paul Merson once again decided to hit out at Arsene Wenger in his weekly column but this time he has a point. The former Arsenal...