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Paul Merson's hilarious attempt at pronouncing Islam Slimani on Soccer Saturday

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Paul Merson is widely regarded as an Arsenal legend, but to the new generation of football fans, he's best known for his hilarious pundity on Sky Sports.

The 48-year-old is a regular on Soccer Saturday alongside host Jeff Stelling and the likes of Matt Le Tissier, Phil Thompson and Charlie Nicholas, providing live updates on Premier League fixtures.

And he's absolute comedy gold. Merson is renowned for making mistakes on the show, whether it be getting his words confused or mispronouncing a player's name.

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In 2015, for example, while predicting the outcome of a game between Everton and Sunderland, he described a potential win for the latter side as "throwing the pigeons amongst the cats" - which is the wrong way round, obviously.

Well, he's been at it again, this time attempting to pronounce Islam Slimani's name but getting it horribly wrong.

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See below for his erroneous commentary on Leicester City and Crystal Palace.

"Salami"... Cue hysterics in the studio, as Merson quickly recognises his mistake and says "let's move on" when Leicester's attack breaks down.

The former striker has made a number of headlines recently, but none more so than for his wild claim that he would rather Jordan Henderson in his team than Paul Pogba.

Speaking on Sky Sports last week, ahead of Liverpool's clash with Manchester United, he said: "Today, Jordan Henderson.

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"Over the next 10 years, I don't know - it probably should be Pogba considering how much money they spent. Henderson has been as good as anybody in the Premier League.

"Credit where credit is due, he's been outstanding. Pogba has been struggling."

Keep up the good work, Paul.

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