Merson: Man City will have too much for Arsenal

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Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has given his predictions of the matches in the Premier League on Sunday.

Merson believes Manchester City “will have too much for” Arsenal in their Premier League opener on Sunday.

He told Sky Sports: “If you had asked me last Saturday I’d have fancied Arsenal, but City were outstanding last weekend against Chelsea. I feel with the new manager, there will be a plan this time from Arsenal, whereas last year they got absolutely rinsed.

“But I think City will have too much for them. With these Arsenal players on the training ground, you’ve got to make drills monoto-nous to really ram home the message, but I don’t think they’ve had the time yet.”

Merson also admits that he can not see “anything but a Liverpool win”, when they face the Hammers on Sunday.

He told Sky Sports: “I can’t see anything but a Liverpool win. West Ham have bought well but so have Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp has targeted where he needs to strengthen and I expect Alisson, Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri to improve them.

“I They look a really good team and this is a really tough start for Manuel Pellegrini.”

Merson’s predictions for the Premier League matches on Sunday:
Southampton v Burnley 2-1
Liverpool v West Ham 2-0
Arsenal v Manchester City 1-3