Paul Merson says Tottenham should not worry after Arsenal defeat

A General view of Wembley Stadium during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool FC at Wembley Stadium on September 15, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur lost to Arsenal in the North London derby at the weekend.

5 Mar 2000:  Silvinho (L) and Patrick Vieira (R) of Arsenal clash with Paul Merson

Paul Merson has told Sky Sports that Tottenham Hotspur should not worry about losing to Arsenal in the North London derby at the weekend.

Tottenham suffered a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Arsenal away from home at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

The loss means that Spurs are now below the Gunners in the league table, but level on points with Unai Emery’s side.


Mauricio Pochettino’s side will return to action on Wednesday evening when they take on Southampton at the Wembley Stadium in London in the Premier League.

Former Arsenal attacking midfielder Merson does not believe that Tottenham should worry after losing to Arsenal.

The former England international star, though, has suggested that Spurs fans should be worried about players leaving the club in the future.

Paul Merson of Arsenal makes faces after the FA Cup semi-final  against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium in London. \ Mandatory Credit: Shaun  Botterill

Merson told Sky Sports when asked if Tottenham should be worried: “No, no. One game. They play Southampton at home on Wednesday, Arsenal go to Man United.”

The Sky Sports pundit added: “I would be worried if I was a Tottenham fan because I think those players get on the coach, they go home and start thinking, ‘Am I going to win anything here?’”

Bouncing back

The defeat to Arsenal must have come as a bitter disappointment to Tottenham, but they should bounce back against Southampton.

The Saints are struggling at the moment and are in danger of getting relegated to the Championship at the end of the season, and Spurs should be able to pick up all three points from the encounter with relative ease.

Paul Merson answers questions during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live with Jeff Stelling on March 19, 2012 at the Bournemouth International Centre in Bournemouth, England.

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