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Paul Merson sent on-air warning by Sky Sports presenter over title race theory as she says 'don't blame us'

Paul Merson sent on-air warning by Sky Sports presenter over title race theory as she says 'don't blame us'

Paul Merson has had his say on the Premier League title race.

Paul Merson was sent an on-air warning by Sky Sports presenter Kelly Cates after explaining his Premier League title race theory.

The 23/24 season has been a spectacle so far as the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal are well in the race to win the Premier League.

Currently, Jurgen Klopp’s Reds sit top of the table, two points ahead of champions City and Mikel Arteta’s Gunners.

Behind the three above-mentioned teams, the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa are not too far away as they hope to chase the leaders.

Speaking on Sky Sports after Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Villa on Sunday, former Arsenal man Merson had his say on the title race.

He said: “I think it will come down to who starts playing first at the weekend. I really do. I think it's a massive thing. Arsenal played today.”

At this point, presenter Cates interrupted Merson with a playful comment: “Don't start people blaming us!”

Merson continued: “I'm not saying that... but they've had to win today just to stay where they are. It takes its toll.

“I saw with Tottenham a few years back when Leicester won [the league in 2015/16]. They kept on playing second, kept on playing second…”


He added: “If you talk to Tiger Woods, who plays matchplay, he wants to put his ball on the green first and then put pressure on. It makes a difference.

“When it comes down to it, I want to play first. I want to play on Saturday morning. I want to play at 12:30pm. I want to... bang, get my three points and sit and watch.”

Liverpool are set to play first this weekend as they take on Brentford on Saturday at 12:30pm before Arsenal face Burnley at 3pm. City will then host Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium at 5:30pm.

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Topics: Premier League, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Paul Merson, Football