Video: Paul Merson Has No Idea Why Arsenal Didn’t Sign Gareth Barry

Video: Paul Merson Has No Idea Why Arsenal Didn’t Sign Gareth Barry

Paul Merson might be something of an Arsenal legend but we’re willing to bet most Gooners probably aren’t on-board with his suggestion of signing Gareth Barry.

The Sky Sports pundit has been giving his weekly predictions of the weekend’s forthcoming Premier League fixtures, and soon enough he came to talking about West Brom, who bought Barry from  Everton earlier this week.

At 36, Barry isn’t a long-term solution to any team’s problems, but Merson thinks Arsene Wenger should’ve taken the England international for a season at the Emirates:

Now, there’s nothing at all wrong with Gareth Barry, let us make that clear from the get-go.

But, when you’re supposedly a club who wants to be aiming for the Premier League title every season, would signing a 36-year-old midfield destroyer really go down well with supporters?

We think not, and, frankly, Merson should really know this.

Is this the most ridiculous suggestion you’ve heard in a long time?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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