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Paul Merson: Arsenal will win the Premier League title if they win their next five games

Arsenal confirm festive period fixture changes for TV coverage

Arsenal are top of the Premier League table after 13 games and will be desperate to go one better this term after finishing second last season.

The Gunners are just a point ahead of Manchester City and two points ahead of Liverpool and Aston Villa, so they are not clear favourites to clinch the title.

However, Paul Merson believes Arsenal could win the Premier League if they pick up all the points available from their next five games.

The games are coming in thick and fast ahead of the festive period, and it is a time of the campaign when teams can establish themselves as key contenders and challengers for the league title.

“Five games before boxing day, big five games coming up for every team,” Merson said on Sky Sports.

“If Arsenal get through this, I think Arsenal win the league.”

The North Londoners play Wolverhampton Wanderers later today before facing Luton Town later on Tuesday.

They travel to face Aston Villa next Saturday before facing Brighton & Hove Albion afterwards.

A trip to Anfield to face Liverpool on December 23rd is next with West Ham United and Fulham their last games of the year before Premier League action resumes on January 20.

How Arsenal fare in these fixtures will be crucial to their title chances, but so is every league game as they cannot afford to drop points in games they are expected to win.

Man City and Liverpool are not relenting and will give all it takes to ensure they finish top of the league next May, and the Gunners need to make a statement of intent at Anfield to prove their title credentials all over again.

Arsenal know all about leading the Premier League table having been on the summit for 248 days last term before eventually falling off during the final days of the campaign, and they will be eager to prevent such from recurring this season.

They may need to bolster their squad in the January transfer window to boost their chances in the title race, and their attack could do with one or two quality finishers.

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