By Tony Hughes

Paul Merson has said that Arsenal are “irresistible” at the moment and predicts another crushing victory for his former team at home to Middlesbrough on Saturday.

Talking on the Sky Sports website, Merson said, “Arsenal are irresistible at the moment. Swansea could count themselves a little unlucky last weekend, but the way the Gunners played in the Champions League showed that confidence is high at the Emirates.

“Middlesbrough are struggling, they’ve got little pace in the team and up front, and I’m going 4-0 Arsenal. They’re going to suffocate them, and I just don’t see how Boro will get out of their half.

“I really hope Arsene Wenger doesn’t start changing the team, because that’s dangerous, they’re on a right good run at the moment, and you’d like to think he’ll keep the same team.”

Arsenal are in the form of their lives at the moment and thrashed Bulgarian team Ludogorets 6-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Mesut Ozil scored his first career hat-trick in the game, with three sublime second-half goals.

That made it seven wins from seven in all competitions for the Gunners and they’re unbeaten since the opening day defeat against Liverpool.

In the last seven games they’ve scored an incredible 23 goals and only conceded three – two of them in last Saturday’s 3-2 Premier league win against Swansea.

They’re currently second in the Premier League with 19 points, behind leaders Manchester City on goal difference.

In other Arsenal news, their hat-trick hero will sign a new contract on this one condition.