Paul Merson Just Produced His Most Ridiculous Claim Yet About Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Ahead of the North London derby on Saturday afternoon, Gillette Soccer Saturday regular Paul Merson has delivered an absolute classic while talking about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Aubameyang, who joined Arsenal in the January transfer window, will come up against Premier League outfit Spurs for the fifth time in two years this afternoon.
Despite the fact that Spurs have faced him four times in the last two years, in which time the striker has scored four goals against them, Merson thinks that Pochettino's side will struggle because they haven't "seen a lot of him."
"Spurs' defenders won't have seen a lot of Aubameyang, they won't know his movements." said Merson on Sky Sports' "The Debate" show.
Sorry to burst your bubble, Paul, but the former Borussia Dortmund striker faced Spurs twice in the Europa League back in 2016.
Paul Merson on Aubameyang: "Spurs' defenders won't have seen a lot of him, they won't know his movements."- Coral (@Coral) February 9, 2018
Yeah, they won't have a clue. pic.twitter.com/mSoKWcVz09
Then he came up against Pochettino's side twice just a year later, when he scored in the second leg despite defeat.
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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".
Paul Merson: "Spurs' defenders won't have seen a lot of Aubameyang, they won't know his movements."- Dennis Baldwin (@DennyBaldwin) February 10, 2018
Spurs faced Aubameyang 4 times in the last 2 years, and he has scored four goals against them. @SkySportsNews have a word the guy knows nothing He's nothing more then comedy value
Back in October last year, Merson claimed that 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."
Paul Merson on the debate. 'I don't think Spurs would've seen much of Aubameyang' They played against him twice in the Champions League THIS season ffs!- Steve Wyss (@meatmansoccer) February 8, 2018
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.
Never change, Paul.
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