Martin Keown delivers verdict on Arsenal top-four chances
By Matt Bullin
Former Arsenal star Martin Keown has said he believes a top-four finish is out of the Gunners reach this season.
On Sunday Arsenal twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Manchester City, earning a point which leaves them sixth.
Theo Walcott and Shkodran Mustafi netted for the Gunners, while Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero bagged for City – who sit fourth.
Arsenal are now seven points off the Champions League places although they do have a game in hand on City.
Keown, 54, made well over 300 league appearances for the Gunners scoring four goals and he also played a major part in three Premier League titles and three FA Cup wins.
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Speaking on BBC 5 Live Keown spoke damningly of the Gunners top four chances.
“If you are asking me in the cold light of day ‘will they make the Champions League?’, I think it is outside their grasp this year.”
Arsenal’s draw with City means they have now taken just four points from their last five games.
It’s a run which has seen the Gunners beat Hull and draw with City but lose to West Brom, Liverpool and Chelsea.
Arsenal have 10 games left in the Premier League this season and they will face Middlesbrough, Stoke, Sunderland and Crystal Palace.
More crucially, they also have to play Spurs, Manchester United and Everton. If Wenger’s side can take points from the team around them there might still be hope of a top-four spot.
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