Liverpool and Manchester City are anticipated to claim the highest two positions, whereas Tottenham stay favourites to take third spot regardless of a troublesome begin to the marketing campaign.
Arsenal and United drew 1-1 at Old Trafford on Monday night time and Merson thinks the Gunners simply have an edge over the Red Devils and Chelsea.
‘There is a long way to go. The teams you are asking to finish in the top six – Leicester and West Ham – it is a big ask for them,’ Merson advised Sky Sports.
‘Certain gamers have to keep match for them, so I believe it’s between Chelsea, United and Arsenal who will end within the prime 4.
‘The cream all the time comes to the highest – they (United and Arsenal) aren’t taking part in effectively in the mean time, however over 38 video games, you might be asking Leicester and West Ham to do one thing particular the way in which the gulf is in the mean time.
‘There isn’t going to be so much between Chelsea, United and Arsenal, so fourth to sixth may very well be six factors. It isn’t going to be prefer it has been through the years the place the highest 4 are 10-15 factors ahead of everyone else.
‘Chelsea are a youthful crew, they’ve youth on their facet. I’m not saying it’s a shoo-in they’ll end within the prime 4 this season, and if they don’t, it isn’t the tip of the world for Chelsea.
‘But for the opposite groups, it may very well be a bit of an issue. I might in all probability say Arsenal, however solely simply.
‘There were two nervous football teams at Old Trafford on Monday night with a lot of pressure on them. They could not handle the pressure very well and it was a very hard game to watch.’