The former Arsenal midfielder says that he has been hugely impressed by Spurs' performances to date this term, and he believes that they deserve more points they currently have on board.
Merson cites a number of games where Tottenham have been unable to collect the result their display has merited, and he feels that their current position is a false representation of how well they have been playing.
"They should be top of the league," he said. "They went to Old Trafford and they should have got a point. They were 2-0 up against Stoke City, and they threw that away.
"They should have beaten Everton at home and they should have beaten Swansea away. You put all those points together, and I think they are in a false position. I've been impressed with Tottenham, and that's coming from me. I think they've been bang unlucky."
Even though Tottenham may not have been able to collect as many points as they were hoping for, they are still on a very impressive run.
Mauricio Pochettino has got the side playing some stylish football, and they are currently unbeaten in their last eight matches in the league.
Unfortunately for Spurs, this good run of form has only taken them as high as seventh place, but they are still within touching distance of the Champions League qualification spaces.
Tottenham are currently three points away from West Ham United in fourth place, with their next fixture in the league coming against Bournemouth at the weekend.