30 Facts About Paul Merson

1. Paul Merson has urged Newcastle to take a gamble and sign Blackburn Rovers' Bradley Dack, who is valued at £20m.

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2. Paul Merson has insisted Marko Arnautovic can't be blamed for pining for a Champions League club and claimed he would walk into "any team in the top six".

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3. Paul Merson has since described as the "best holiday ever".

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4. Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson feels Salomon Rondon can be the difference maker for Newcastle this season, as he singled out the Venezuelan forward and goalkeeper Martin Dubravka for particular praise.

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5. Paul Merson believes Salomon Rondon can be the difference between relegation and survival for Newcastle.

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6. Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has lavished Newcastle's goalkeeper, Martin Dubravka, with praise after his performance against Bournemouth in the Magpies' second league win of the season.

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7. In October 2011, Paul Merson was involved in a car crash with a lorry on the M40 near Warwick, UK, and arrested for drink-driving.

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8. Paul Merson held the distinction of being the only player in England's 1998 FIFA World Cup squad not to play for a top flight club.

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9. Paul Merson played a part in the failed campaign to qualify for the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

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10. In 2006, Paul Merson decided to drop down the leagues and play for Tamworth, which surprised many but enthralled the Tamworth fans.

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11. Paul Merson responded by making several key signings on transfer deadline day; Julian Joachim, Andy Oakes, Anthony Gerrard, Craig Pead and David Perpetuini.

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12. In February 2004, Paul Merson admitted himself to the Sierra Tucson Clinic in Arizona to seek help for his gambling addiction under the advice and financial backing of the PFA, and missed several key games whilst Walsall slipped in the league from mid table mediocrity into the relegation zone.

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13. Paul Merson said in an interview that playing at Villa was the best part of his career.

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14. Paul Merson scored on his Villa debut, converting from his own missed penalty.

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15. Paul Merson said he was offered a new contract at Arsenal but turned it down for a longer contract and higher wages at Middlesbrough.

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16. In 2008, Paul Merson was ranked the 26th greatest Arsenal player of all-time in a fan poll published by the club's official website.

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17. In 1991, Paul Merson achieved another league championship with Arsenal and had the highest goalscoring season of his career with 13 goals.

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18. Paul Merson scored ten times that season, made his debut for the England U21 team, and was voted PFA Young Player of the Year.

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19. Born in Harlesden, North West London, Paul Merson started his career at Arsenal, joining the club as an apprentice in 1984.

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20. Paul Merson gives his thoughts on Mo Salah's muted celebrations for Liverpool.

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21. Paul Merson might live to regret his comments about Arsenal after the major backlash he has received from Gunners fans.

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22. Sky Sports football pundit Paul Merson has given his prediction on who he thinks will win the Premier League encounter between Wolves and Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow evening.

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23. Paul Merson has been looking ahead to the game on Saturday at St James Park.

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24. Paul Merson thinks the top four will be a step too far for Arsenal this season.

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25. Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has predicted Arsenal's unbeaten run to end when Liverpool visit the Emirates Stadium.

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26. Paul Merson offers reason why Liverpool will end Arsenal's unbeaten run.

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27. Paul Merson says Arsenal's defence will let them down in race for top four.

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28. Paul Merson is back with his latest round of Premier League predictions.

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29. Paul Merson rips into Arsenal's defence and says Liverpool will expose Unai Emery's team.

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30. Paul Merson tells Liverpool to sign Aaron Ramsey and blasts 'pathetic' Arsenal.

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