Arsenal: Merson tips Arteta's side to 'destroy' Newcastle with one Gunner expected to 'have a field day'

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Paul Merson previews Arsenal versus Newcastle Joined.

Paul Merson has cautioned Newcastle Joined that they can acquire “wrecked” by Arsenal when they confront off at the Emirates this weekend.

Arsenal have been shooting in the Premier League in recent weeks. They have won five league galleries in a row and scored 21 purposes in the process.

Newcastle conversely have combated defensively this season and has particularized 41 purposes in their 25 complements. In their last three galleries one by one, they have permit in 8 purposes.

Dan Melt has been introduced when tinkering versus pacey wingers this season and will prospective come up versus Bukayo Saka this weekend. According to Rio Ferdinand, the Gunners standout is not “globe-flair” yet he has 12 purposes and seven assists in 24 Premier League galleries this term.

As shortly as previewing this weekend’s fixture, Merson verified that it “can acquire sloppy” as Saka can “have a arena day”.

“I wear’t reckon their European aggravation will influence Arsenal this weekend. Newcastle have been inconsistent lately yet have juggled to linger unbeaten in their last five complements,” Merson told Sportskeeda.

“They’re scoring purposes, yet they’re agreeing much as well plenty of purposes as well. They cannot attend Arsenal this weekend and defend pick that – they’ll acquire wrecked.

“Newcastle’s protection is struggling at the moment, yet they wear’t have much to tinker for. I pick shadowing them tinker because they amenable galleries up, yet they wear’t pine to perform that versus Arsenal – it can acquire sloppy.

“Bukayo Saka can have a arena day in this fixture, and I suppose Arsenal to win this arcade conveniently.”

Arsenal head right into this weekend’s arcade after squandering 1-0 to Porto in the initially leg of their Victors League last-16 tie on Wednesday evening. Speaking blog post-match, Mikel Arteta admitted that he was “drastically disappointed” via his side’s functionality.

“Plainly I am drastically disappointed the means we conferred the arcade away at the run out,” Arteta told press reporters.

“Not filtering after that chance well sufficient. You acquire penalized in the Victors League. If you cannot win it, you wear’t lose it.

“We actually dominated the arcade yet we lacked impartial, particularly in the initially fifty percent. You ought to have much auxiliary belligerence, you ought to respite spiels up, to tinker onward and amass much auxiliary menace on that backline.

“We will locate out from it. Now it is clear, it is fifty percent-time. If you pine to be in the quarter-finals you have to vanquished your attacker and that will be the impartial and the unit.”

As shortly as made qualms if his subordinate were naive to lose in such a means, Arteta addressed: “Seamlessly it’s lone the last ball, so if in 94 minutes they haven’t had any kind of naivety other than that one.

“I reckon it’s a little piece malevolent to judge it. But it’s real that it has had a substantial brunt on the output. The majority of other things they did for the initially time here were drastically nice. As shortly as you supply the ball away three times in that locale – you cannot perform it.”

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