Former professional footballer and Arsenal hero, Paul Merson described the club as the ‘worst team’ in the Premier League without the ball over the last ten years.

Merson said this ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League clash with Newcastle on Sunday evening at Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal are presently in the tenth position on the Premier League table with 31 points from 25 matches.

“I supported what former Arsenal manager, Unai Emery was saying about the team, because the Gunners are not supposed to be in this position in the Premier League table considering the quality of players in the squad,” Sky Sports quoted Merson as saying.

“I found it hard watching Arsenal play under Emery. I supposed it was lenient like watching former manager, Arsene Wenger’s squads.

“Arsenal have been the worst club in the English Premier League without the ball over the last ten years.

“The issue is hard work, ask any football fan what they want from their team, and they will tell you that they want to see the players work hard work on the pitch of play.”