By Harvey Byrne
Martin Keown believes that Arsenal will beat Tottenham 2-0 in the north London derby on Sunday afternoon.
Spurs will travel to face their fierce rivals at the Emirates, which see’s a clash between fifth place and second.
The north London pair are only separated in the league by three points with Arsenal joint top of the top flight, while Tottenham are the only unbeaten side left after 10 matches.
Now former Arsenal defender Keown has tipped his old side to beat their rivals, with the Gunners in such a strong position at the moment.
“Arsenal. They are in such a strong position at the moment and I’d back them to win 2-0, with goals from Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil,” Keown answered in his column for the Daily Mail.
“Tottenham have scored just two goals in their last five games and are without a win in six in all competitions. It would be wrong of Arsenal to underestimate Tottenham, though, especially with the extra effort a derby can bring.
“Dele Alli is an outstanding footballer with a great career ahead of him. He is probably Tottenham’s most dangerous player. Arsenal must also be wary of the threat Kyle Walker possesses down the right. Mousa Dembele going off injured was a huge blow given his importance to the team, though. It looked like Victor Wanyama missed having the Belgian alongside him.
“I’ve been very impressed with what Mauricio Pochettino has done at White Hart Lane. After years of not really being able to compete with Arsenal in terms of Champions League qualification, he has taken them back into the big four. It seems like Pochettino is here to stay and he’ll make sure this is always a tough fixture.”
Arsenal are currently looking to put an end to a 12-year wait for the Premier League title with their last victory coming in 2004 following their unbeaten campaign.
Meanwhile, Tottenham are looking for their first league title since 1961 under famous manager Bill Nicholson.
The two clubs are tightly contested, but Spurs are also looking to put an end to a hoodoo, having never finished above Arsenal in the Premier League era.
In other Arsenal news, this Gunners trio are doubtful for the clash against Spurs.