By Pranav Shahaney

8th Sep, 2022 | 6:50pm

Paul Merson predicts Arsenal to get the job done against Everton in the Premier League when the two sides meet on Saturday.

The Gunners are on the back of a 3-1 defeat against Manchester United, after they started the campaign with a 100 per cent record.

The Toffees, on the other hand, have not enjoyed the best of starts, but played incredibly well against to get a point against Liverpool.

Writing on Sportskeeda, Merson predicted a 2-0 Everton loss as he said, “Everton will come to the Emirates to sit back and defend, but I fancy Arsenal to eventually break them down. Despite their position on the points table, I think Frank Lampard’s doing a good job at Everton.

“He’s signed a bunch of decent players and they are slowly starting to show signs of progress, while they work their socks off week in and week out regardless of who they play against.

“Fabio Vieira came on against Manchester United and made a good impact, but Arsenal need to bounce back after their first defeat of the season last weekend. Vieira looks like an exciting player, but I just hope they play their best team and don’t look to experiment for the sake of it.”

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Tough encounter

It’s going to be hard for Everton to get anything from this game as Arsenal look like a force to be reckoned with.

Despite their loss against United, they look like a cohesive side with everyone knowing their responsibilities and playing to their fullest.

Liverpool look completely out of sorts so it was possible to get something from them, but it’s not going to be as easy against the Gunners.

It’s also an away game and that always complicates things with Everton not really being the best of travellers in the last few years.

Anything from this one will be a bonus and surely the confidence will be high going into the game – which has not been the case for a while for the Toffees.

Hopefully, Lampard has his players up and ready for the fight and he may be without two first-team players for that game.