Paul Merson thinks that Arsenal can win the Premier League if they beat Liverpool on Sunday, but it will be a tough game.
Arsenal travels to Anfield to maintain their eight-point lead over Manchester City, who are scheduled to travel to Southampton, which is at the bottom of the table, on Saturday.
However, the Gunners have played more games than their title rivals and may face more challenges in the final stretch, with games against Newcastle, Chelsea, and Brighton followed by a trip to Liverpool.
That doesn’t even include the match on April 26 at the Etihad.
Arsenal has a real chance of winning the league for the first time since 2010 since Pep Guardiola’s teams edged Liverpool in title races that came down to the wire in 2019 and 2022.
Many people think Mikel Arteta’s team will win the league for the first time in 19 years, and Merson thinks the game against Liverpool will decide their fate.
He told Sportskeeda: “This game is a worry for Arsenal. Liverpool did not play [Mohamed] Salah, [Virgil] Van Dijk, [Andy] Robertson, or [Trent] Alexander-Arnold against Chelsea.
“Jurgen Klopp could be saving these players for Arsenal. I’d be shocked if they don’t play this game. It seems like the Arsenal game at home is more important to Jurgen Klopp, and that would worry me as an Arsenal fan.
“If Arsenal win this game, I think they win the Premier League. They still have a game against an excellent Newcastle side, but Arsenal won’t have to beat them if they can get the better of Liverpool.
“If they win this game, they would have to have a major meltdown to lose the title race.
“Jurgen Klopp wants his Liverpool side to play a certain way, and his team doesn’t have the legs to pull it off at the moment. It wasn’t too long ago that Liverpool were smashing Manchester United at home.
“This is going to be a difficult game for Arsenal, and a victory here would seal the Premier League title for me.’
Merson’s Prediction: Liverpool 1-2 Arsenal”