Paul Merson expects Arsenal to win the Premier League after their dramatic comeback victory over Bournemouth.
Arsenal restored their five-point lead over Manchester Metropolis with an exciting 3-2 win over Bournemouth on the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
Mikel Arteta’s facet regarded lifeless and buried after going 2-0 behind – Phillip Billing scoring after simply 9 seconds and Marco Senesi doubling Bournemouth’s benefit on 57 minutes.
However two objectives in eight minutes from Thomas Partey and Ben White noticed Arsenal draw stage and the Premier League leaders snatched the three factors within the dying seconds because of Reiss Nelson’s excellent strike.
Manchester Metropolis had put strain on Arsenal earlier within the day with a routine win over Newcastle United however the Gunners responded with a win that sends them 5 factors clear with 12 video games remaining.
Requested if he believes Arsenal’s title is on the Premier League trophy, Merson informed Sky Sports activities: ‘I believe they win the league, I actually do.
‘They simply carry on going and going, they don’t know once they’re crushed. That’s 4 wins in a row now.
‘They got here again in opposition to Aston Villa too, I believe they’ve performed brilliantly and in the event that they win their subsequent three video games, I don’t see how they don’t win the league.’
Merson added: ‘It was a relentless match. [Bournemouth boss] Gary O’Neill regarded devastated on the finish however honest play to Arsenal.
‘I used to be so impressed by Arsenal as a result of they dictated the sport regardless of being behind. The early purpose shook them however they got here again.
‘At 2-0 you suppose at finest they get some extent, but it surely’s a improbable purpose to win it from Nelson. If he performs one other 500 video games for Arsenal he received’t rating a greater purpose.
‘He composed himself and half-volleyed it into the far nook. It’s a improbable purpose however Arsenal received’t wish to be doing it like that for the following 12 video games.’
Arsenal match-winner Nelson, in the meantime, informed BBC Sport: ‘When the ball got here out to me I used to be considering “please give me one probability”.
‘I’m buzzing, actually glad. We’d like moments like this if we wish to go all the way in which. We’re not another workforce on the minute. We’re specializing in ourselves.
‘We’ll hold going day-by-day, game-by-game. As an Arsenal fan, I’m simply delighted with the end result.’
Arsenal proceed their Premier League title problem subsequent weekend with a visit to London rivals Fulham.
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