Leeds United will face League leaders Arsenal at the Elland Road Stadium on Sunday. Leeds United are 14th on the Premier League table with 9 points three above the relegation zone. Arsenal are top of the Premier League after games.
The Gunner will go to this game with much confidence after beating Liverpool 3-2 at the Emirates Stadium last weekend.
The Red Devils will welcome Newcastle United at Old Trafford on Sunday. Manchester United are 5th in the Premier League, one point above their opponents Newcastle United who are 6th. Newcastle United have lost only one match this season.
Arsenal Icon Paul Merson expects his former side to beat Leeds United by 3-0 and also backing Newcastle to beat Manchester United at Old Trafford by 2-1.
What is Paul Merson’s Prediction for Leeds United VS Arsenal and Manchester United Vs Newcastle United?
On The Leeds United and Arsenal game, Paul Merson said on Sportskeeda: “Granit Xhaka has been absolutely outstanding this season. He’s been played further forward, and he’s been reliable – all of them have been.
“Arsenal haven’t carried one player this season, and every player has been playing well every week.
“I don’t think Ben White will make it to the World Cup squad, because he’s been playing at right-back. Tomiyasu was outstanding against Salah. Arteta changed it around last week, and Tomiyasu marked him out of the game.
“Arsenal are a team where everyone is playing to the best of his ability. For now, a top-four finish is a target, but if they know what they’re doing, who knows? What’s the point of playing in the Premier League if you can’t dream?
“You’ve got to give credit where it’s due – Arsenal have played very well this season. Over the years, you just wouldn’t know if they’d win this match.
“I’d be shocked if they don’t win this weekend, and I haven’t had that feeling in several years.
“Leeds will jump out of the blocks at a hundred miles an hour, but Arsenal will eventually take over and rip them to shreds. I’m going for a 3-0 win.”
Previewing, the Manchester United and Newcastle United game, he added: “I like the way Newcastle are playing at the moment – they absolutely dismantled Fulham last week. You’ve got to give them credit – they’ve got the players and have pace on the counter.
“Erik ten Hag will have to play Cristiano Ronaldo now, won’t he? Ronaldo, in my opinion, is the best finisher in the world.
“You don’t score 700 goals by not being able to finish. You give him chances, and he scores goals. He makes the hardest things in the world look very easy.
“I think Casemiro needs some time. There’s a lot yet to come from him. This game is very different from the Everton fixture, and United will need to be at its best.
“I’m not too sure about this game, and that’s a big compliment for Newcastle. I’m going to go for a shock this weekend.
“Newcastle have the players in their team to hurt Manchester United. They’ve got the game to beat United, but they’ll need to pick the right pass.
“If they stick to Eddie Howe’s plan and execute it as they have been over the last couple of weeks, I think they’ll win 2-1.”