Merson predicts Arsenal's defence to crumble yet again
- The ex-Gunner believes Wednesday's game will finish 2-2.
- The pundit cites Arsenal's terrible defence as a key factor.
- The former midfielder also adds that Wolves are very comfortable playing against teams such as the Gunners.s
As usual, Paul Merson gave his expert opinion on all of the Premier League fixtures played this midweek, including Wolves - Arsenal.
From the pundit's point of view, there will be 2 key factors in play on Wednesday night. First of all, Arsenal's defence has been very shaky lately, especially if Mustafi is in the side. Second, Wolves actual prefer to play big teams as their style suits playing against the big boys who come at them and attack.
All in all, Merson predicts an entertaining 2-2 draw between the sides.
"Palace couldn't win a game and then they go to Arsenal at the weekend and end up scoring three times. I watched Palace against Manchester City in their previous game and they couldn't get a kick. It was damage limitation. Then they go to Arsenal and they fancy themselves. It shows you the gap between Manchester City and Liverpool and the other teams.
"You can talk about Arsenal's team selection against Palace but you can't defend like they did. They could have had Diego Maradona playing up front but you won't win matches if you have defending like that.
"Wolves are a good side when teams have a go at them like Arsenal will. Look at the teams that Wolves have dropped points against - Huddersfield have done the double against them, Brighton sat back and got a draw, so did Newcastle. They have lost points against teams outside the top six because they play deep against them and they need to learn how to break that down."