Martin Keown rates Arsenal’s top-four chances ahead of Premier League restart

first_imgMikel Arteta’s side are currently ninth in the Premier League (Picture: Getty)‘Something affects this Arsenal group when they’re competing away from home, and I doubt they’ll make it into the Champions League because of that.’Former Premier League star Chris Sutton added: ‘Arsenal won’t finish inside the top four but because of Manchester City’s European ban, they can go for fifth and that feels a more realistic target.‘Mikel Arteta was appointed six months ago and before the break, we saw changes in their style. There was a bit of steel about them.‘But they will require a hell of a run to finish fifth or higher.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsenal loanee Dani Ceballos drops hint over Real Madrid exitMORE: Arsenal transfer target Odsonne Edouard opens contract talks with Celtic Advertisement Advertisement Martin Keown has rated Arsenal’s Premier League top-four chances (Picture: Getty)Martin Keown has revealed why he does not expect Arsenal to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League this season, with the campaign set to resume next week.The Gunners are currently ninth in the Premier League, eight points below fourth-placed Chelsea with a game in hand over most of their domestic rivals.First up for Arsenal is a trip to defending champions Manchester City – where Arteta used to work – on June 17.Asked whether he expects Arsenal to qualify for a Champions League place, Gunners legend Keown told MailSport: ‘Arsenal’s problem, for the last two and a half seasons, has been their away form. It’s their achilles heel.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘In 2019-20, they’ve won twice on the road in 13 attempts, and their next three games are all away from home — against Manchester City, Brighton and Southampton.‘Then later in the campaign, they face Wolves and Tottenham away, too, before travelling to Aston Villa.‘If you’re a Manchester United player looking at those Arsenal fixtures, you’d be saying: “Good luck with that.” United have a slight head start and a more favourable run-in. Martin Keown rates Arsenal’s top-four chances ahead of Premier League restart Metro Sport ReporterMonday 8 Jun 2020 10:06 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.7kShares Commentlast_img read more

"Martin Keown rates Arsenal’s top-four chances ahead of Premier League restart"