Paul Merson predicts the score of Arsenal vs. Spurs

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Arsenal and Tottenham will go into Sunday’s north London derby in very contrasting spirits.

The Gunners are unbeaten in 15 matches in all competitions and completed an impressive comeback in the Champions League against Ludogorets on Tuesday.

On the other hand, Spurs haven’t won in their previous six matches in all competitions and were humbled by Bayer Leverkusen at Wembley on Wednesday.

Arsene Wenger’s side have been made favourites for the clash at the Emirates as they look to stay near the top of the Premier League - where they are level with Manchester City and Liverpool.

But can Arsenal turn expectation into three points as they look to continue their fine form?

Well, club legend Paul Merson certainly thinks so.

The Sky Sports pundit was asked to predict the result of the titanic match at the weekend and feels the home side will come away with all three points with a 3-1 victory.

“If Tottenham play like they did in the Champions League in midweek then you can't see anything but an Arsenal win. It was probably their worst-ever performance under Mauricio Pochettino. If Arsenal watched that they'll be thinking they've just got to turn up and get the three points, but of course it doesn't work like that,” he told Sky Sports.

“That being said, though, I'm still going to go for the Gunners to win this game. If they're at it straight away then I don't see Tottenham being able to live with them. Form does go out the window for a game like this but six games without a win is a lot for Spurs and their confidence doesn't look great.”

And it was very much a case of 'like father like son' as Sam Merson was also asked to make a prediction.

Paul’s son plays for St Albans City and is preparing for his FA Cup first round clash against Carlisle this weekend.

Sam admitted that he is a supporter of his Dad’s former club and also believes they will triumph 3-1 on Sunday lunchtime.

“I’m a big Arsenal fan! The way we're playing with Mesut Ozil starring and Tottenham losing during the week makes me go 3-1 to the Gunners,” he said.

Arsenal have gone nine league matches unbeaten since their opening weekend defeat to Liverpool and are in a good position to challenge for their first league title since 2004.

A victory over their nearest rivals will not only enhance their title credentials, but also earn bragging rights within north London.

And if they triumph over Mauricio Pochettino’s side by 3-1, the Merson household will be a very smug place come Sunday evening.

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