Arsenal will not be able to cope with Carroll, Anderson and Arnautovic, warns Gunners legend Paul Merson

Paul Merson believes Arsenal will struggle to contain West Ham United’s front three of Felipe Anderson, Marko Arnautovic and Andy Carroll.

The London rivals will meet at the London Stadium in the early kick-off on Saturday afternoon.

Anderson and Arnautovic have struck up a good relationship at West Ham

Arsenal are currently fifth in the table and know that an emphatic victory could briefly move them into the Champions League places.

However, keeping goals out has been a tough task for Unai Emery’s side, having conceded 31 in the league already.

Manuel Pellegrini has virtually the same problem on the other side of the Thames, his Hammers team love to attack but tend to shirk their defensive work.

And, although that will make for an entertaining game, Merson believes his former side will struggle to deal with the pace and power of West Ham’s attacking trio.


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