Date: 8th February 2018 at 11:44pm
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Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson believes Arsenal’s leaky defence will cost them dearly against in the North London Derby on Saturday.

The two teams face off in a bid to keep pace with their top four rivals.

Arsenal recovered from their 3-1 lost to Swansea to enjoy a comfortable win against last weekend thumping Everton 5-1 at the Emirates.

Arsene Wenger’s side also possess a formidable record at Tottenham’s temporary home Wembley. It’s nine wins in nine at the national stadium in a ground that has quickly become Arsenal’s second home.

However, Merson doesn’t see the Gunners’ defence stopping their arch rivals, believing Arsenal’s attack-minded tactics will be their own downfall.

“This is a bit of a home game for Arsenal due to their Wembley record,” Merson told Sky Sports, after predicting a 2-2 draw.

Merson predicts Arsenal’s defence to be all over the place against Tottenham.

“They’ve lost six away games this season, but have got one of the best records at Wembley in recent years.

“Spurs’ Wembley record is better than it was, but Arsenal have the ammunition to hurt them.

“If Wenger turned round and said: ‘Aubameyang, Ozil, Mkhitaryan and Ramsey, you four go and get on with it’, and the other six keep it tight then I would give them a great chance.

“But the two Arsenal full-backs will be playing as wingers after five minutes and you know they’ll be all over the shop defensively.”

Arsenal fans have been calling for Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey to start. Gooners, would that be too attacking? Let us know in the comments…