Club legend Merson questions if Arsenal are improving under Mikel Arteta 
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Club legend Merson questions if Arsenal are improving under Mikel Arteta 

Arsenal legend Paul Merson has pointed out that his former club is just a mid-Premier League table team. 

Merson has questioned if there are any improvements under Arteta adding that the club is nothing more than a mid-table Premier League team. The Gunners have struggled this season, and lie 12th on the log with 13 points after nine matches. The north London side has just secured a single victory in its last five Premier League matches, that win came against Manchester United at Old Trafford. 

"Some people are saying one step forward, one step back. One step back?! That's kind. They were a million miles off Leeds last Sunday," he told Sky Sports. 

"It did Arsenal a favour when Nicolas Pepe got sent off, Leeds then ran out of ideas because Arsenal had to sit deep. Only a couple weeks before, Leicester went to Leeds and put four past them. Leeds let in goals. The teams that beat them are the teams with players who can glide past their defenders; Arsenal don't have that."

Merson has also said captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is bringing nothing to Arsenal. 

"Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is bringing absolutely nothing to the party at the moment. He played central and he was ineffective as he was before. You watch them and think they are a middle-of-the-table team."

"Looking back at that win at Manchester United, it doesn't look so great now. Do not even start me on Manchester United, it's no big licks going there and getting a result at the moment."

Arsenal improving? 

"Where are Arsenal going? People say you can see what Arteta is trying to do, but I'm not sure."

"I watched Leeds and you can see what they are doing. Some of their passing and movement, you could tell they have worked on it, but I do not see that with Arsenal."

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