Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson is entertainment at its finest. From pronouncing the majority of footballers' name wrong, including Etherington and Jovetic, to his bizarre theories on Sky Sports.

The 49-year-old somehow manages to capture the hearts of a nation on a weekly basis, chatting some absolute nonsense in the process, but getting around it by being unintentionally funny in front of millions watching at home.

Now the season is in full swing, we are starting to hear more from Gillette Soccer Saturday's finest.

Paul Merson
Paul Merson

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In the past, Merson has come out with some absolute corkers. Remember when he said: "When Everton knock it long, they don't knock it long". And let's not forget the classic: "Football's all about yesterday, it's all about now".

But on this day, October 12 2017, the former Aston Villa and Middlesbrough midfielder has outdone himself with a piece of punditry that has baffled people up and down the country.


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Paul Merson believes Arsene Wenger could land the Premier League title again at Arsenal - if he had Harry Redknapp's tactical nous.

"People say he's a wheeler-dealer and it's so disrespectful," Merson said in an episode of Sky One show A League Of Their Own.

"Tactically, he's one of the best I've worked with. If Arsene Wenger had Harry Redknapp's tactical nous, Arsenal would win the league."

As you can imagine, this sparked a huge reaction on social media. Seriously, Paul, how did you think people would react to this bizarre analogy:

The replies go on and on, but we haven't got all day so the above are just a taster of what to expect on social media, today.

Is Paul Merson right? If Wenger had the 'tactical nous' of Redknapp, would he win the Premier League with Arsenal?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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