Paul Merson. The gift that keeps on giving.
Any worries that he’d calmed down in the off season were put to bed when he reignited his war against Marco Silva and shared his bonkers Arsenal Europa League plan.
So when he was asked who his signing of the summer was, you just knew he had a pearl of an answer up his sleeve.
Alexandre Lacazette? Benjamin Mendy? Mohamed Salah? Nope, not for Merson.
He went with none other than Jonathan Walters. Yep, big Jon.
“For me, Jonathan Walters is the signing of the season. For £3mil in this day and age,” Merson said before tailing off in his familiar fashion.
Social media didn’t agree.
Walters joined Burnley this summer after spending seven years at Stoke.
The 33-year-old cost £3million which, in fairness to Merson, is actually pretty decent value in this brave new world.
But we don’t think Premier League defences are going to be too terrified about a player who scored nine goals in the last two seasons.
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