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Arsenal legend Paul Merson have made a bold statement claiming Arsenal’s trip to Burnley will be the decider if the Gunners are truly title contenders this season.
The Gunners have been in a remarkable form with an outstanding 3-0 win over Chelsea last Saturday and a 2-0 win in the Champions League against FC Basel.
There is no doubt the Gunners are in high spirit this season and they are expected to extend their unbeaten run to nine games against 13th place Burnley.
The former Arsenal star told Sky Sports: “This is Arsenal. They were irresistible against Chelsea and Basel but this, on a Sunday afternoon in Burnley, will tell you if they have a chance of winning the Premier League.
“It should be 4-0. Burnley shouldn’t be able to live with Arsenal if they pass the ball around like they have in the last few games.
“But that won’t happen. Burnley will set up 4-5-1 and make it very difficult.
“If Arsenal get the first goal it sets them up but we have seen it all before, which is why I wouldn’t be shocked if Burnley won.
“If Arsenal win this then at the start of the October they are players in the title race, but if they don’t then it’s the Arsenal we know from recent seasons.”