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Arsenal legend Paul Merson working for Sky Sports TV during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal FC at Old Trafford on September 4, 2022 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

‘Greed’: Arsenal legend Paul Merson’s shockingly honest reason for his crazy decision to leave Highbury

Arsenal legend Paul Merson has revealed the shock reason that he left his boyhood club in 1997 for the second division.

Merson won two league titles at Highbury and was regarded as one of the most exciting players in Arsenal’s side. With the World Cup on the horizon, however, and Arsene Wenger about to lead the Gunners to a first double since 1971, ‘Magic man Merse’ made the bizarre decision to move to Middlesbrough in the second tier.

The career choice never actually harmed Merson’s prospects with England: he still went to France ’98 and got on the pitch for his country. But speaking now to FourFourTwo, the Sky pundit has revealed why he chose to leave a title charge at Highbury for a promotion battle.

Bradford 2-2 Middlesbrough, League Division One match at Valley Parade, Saturday 13th September 1997, Paul Merson.

Paul Merson says he left Arsenal for Boro because of his own “greed” (Image credit: Teesside Archive/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)

“Do you know what? For the first time in my life, greed with my addictions,” he replies with unfiltered honesty. “My addictions back then were really flying. 

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