Arsenal legend Paul Merson has sparked controversy with these comments regarding Liverpool’s front three, the Sky Sports pundit had this to say…
According to AFTV Media, retired England international Paul Merson believes that Arsenal’s attacking trio of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe is just as good as Liverpool’d devastating front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
If this statement wasn’t absurd enough, the Arsenal legend also believes that the Gunners trio stack up to Manchester City’s frightening forward ranks that include: Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez and Leroy Sane.
Liverpool’s trio were instrumental in the Merseyside club putting an end to their wait for a piece of silverware as the fired the Reds to a sixth Champions League triumph last season.
Salah and Mane also shared the Premier League’s Golden Boot. Arsenal’s Aubameyang was also a winner of the trophy, but the Gabon star is the Gunners’ main outlet.
Could Aubameyang and Lacazette do what Mane and Salah did, I for one don’t think so.
Brazilian superstar Roberto Firmino has been earning rave reviews for his displays so far this season.
Ivorian ace Nicolas Pepe has shown glimpses of real mercurial talent in his opening matches for the Gunners, but the 24-year-old has made just one goal contribution so far this term.
We can’t fully assess Pepe’s ability until he’s completely adjusted to the English game.
Here’s how fans reacted to the former Arsenal playmaker’s comments:
Merson needs to give his head a wobble.
— paul bedford (@NeffBedford) September 3, 2019
LFC’s front 3 work so well together because of the work Firmino does. Arsenal don’t have a player like that.
— G. Dann (@PennyWise1983) September 3, 2019
This is bollocks. Liverpools front three dont rely on service. We have probably the least creative midfield in the league as the stats show. If Arsenals front 3 were as good they’d be scoring more.
— Barry Cliffe (@l3azza) September 3, 2019
Isn’t close to ours or Man City’s
— Sam O’Donnell ???????????? (@SamODonnell20) September 3, 2019
Paul merson there chatting absolute shit as per usual
— Tom Reid (@tomreid93) September 3, 2019
They arent even close to our front 3 they do everything they press they track back defend and create much more and obviously score more
— Iain Taylor (@Tailso4) September 3, 2019
@TomB796 deluded, service for Liverpool’s front 3 isn’t even great they make chances themselves
— Tom (@elgilliano) September 3, 2019
But aubameyang cat play out on left very well lacazette can only play in the middle. And no one has seen enough of pepe yet. But city and liverpool front line they can all play in them positions.
— Jamie Phillips (@brooklfc35) September 3, 2019
— david powell (@saintdavid2911) September 3, 2019
Again it shows a lack of understanding about LFC,s front 3. Non of them are out and out strikers.there is far more to it than just shoving 3 strikers up front and claiming they are as good as Liverpool’s. what about the work rate and pressing?
— BTap (@Tappo6x) September 3, 2019
Arsenal’s attackers are brilliant, but it’s evident that Liverpool’s trio are on a whole other level. Until the Gunners win some major accolades, they simply can’t be compared.