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Watch: Paul Merson Attempts To Pronounce Premier League New Signings

Watch: Paul Merson Attempts To Pronounce Premier League New Signings

It's the video we've all been waiting for. Paul Merson was tasked with trying to pronounce the names on a slew of Premier League new arrivals and it's as good as you hoped it would be.

Several of the new boys come with names that don't exactly roll off the tongue, making it a nightmare for Arsenal legend Merson - who has to learn them for his Soccer Saturday shifts.

As we know, 'Merse' has difficulty with some of the easiest of names so him trying to provide the correct pronunciation for the likes of Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Kepa Arrizabalaga was quite the challenge for him.

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Jeff Stelling kicked him off with Southampton's Jannik Vestergaard and West Ham's Fabian Balbuena, which Merson didn't do too bad with to his credit.

But when Jahanbakhsh flashed up on the screen, you could see the panic on his face. And he's already to refer to Chelsea's new £71 million man, Kepa, the most expensive goalkeeper in world football, solely by his first name. You can't really blame him to be honest, though.

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The 50-year old is no doubt going to get loads of names wrong in 2018/19 and he's already set the tone for the campaign with his comments about Nordin Amrabat.

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Image: PA
Image: PA

Merse was grading every Premier League club's transfer business, but in the piece he talked about the Moroccan, who actually left Watford some time ago. He said:

"I like Ben Foster, he's a top goalkeeper, but I really worry for Watford. I thought Nordin Amrabat was one of their best players last season, I thought he played well a lot of time.

"Gerard Deulofeu, one minute he's great and the next, he's not. He's a five or a nine - you never get that consistent seven every week. Foster will save them points, there's no question, but I think they're in a relegation battle."

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Topics: Football News, Football, Paul Merson, Sky Sports

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