Paul Merson: ''Arsenal as bad as I've ever seen''

Paul Merson: ''Arsenal as bad as I've ever seen''

Arsenal legend Paul Merson has slammed his former club after their 3-0 Premier League loss to Liverpool last weekend.

Arsenal's form this season has left Mikel Arteta's side in 10th place in the Premier League table after 30 games, according to Merson, who scored 78 goals in 327 games for the Gunners.

Arsenal registered their 12th Premier League defeat of the campaign last Saturday, and Merson was damning in his assessment of his former club, telling Sky Sports News: "What I watched against Liverpool the other day was as bad as I've ever seen. I can't remember Arsenal ever being like that!

"I know we go on about Arsenal and sometimes they play out too much from the back and they get robbed, and we've seen it against Liverpool umpteen times over the years. Liverpool nick the ball and they go and score, but the other day, I've never seen anything like it from an Arsenal.

"I just don't see a plan at Arsenal at the moment. All I see is an aim to get through the next season and we'll see how it goes along the way, and something might change, and we'll get lucky along the way."

Arsenal are actually 10 points adrift of the top four and seven points behind sixth-placed North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, making the Europa League potentially their best chance of returning to Europe next season.

Arsenal's hopes of reaching the semi-finals were dashed on Thursday night when they were kept to a 1-1 draw at home against Slavia Prague in the first leg of their quarter-final.

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