Martin Keown thinks Arsenal have a 'revelation' in their ranks who will hurt Tottenham tomorrow
Arsenal legend Martin Keown has tipped Eddie Nketiah to score the winner for the Gunners against Tottenham Hotspur.
The Highbury icon, writing in the Daily Mail, even said “there’s not a single Tottenham player I’d take” over an Arsenal player.
Keown didn’t want to say anything that could hamper Nketiah’s confidence ahead of the big north London derby.
On Thursday, Arsenal make the trip to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in a rescheduled fixture with so much at stake.
Mikel Arteta’s charges are four points ahead of Antonio Conte’s side with three games to go.
A win for Arsenal will put them into the Champions League for the first time since 2016-17.
However, a Spurs triumph will put them right back in contention for a top-four finish.
Nketiah has been in superb form over the past few weeks, helping Arsenal win their last four games in a row.
The 22-year-old scored twice in a shock 4-2 win over Chelsea, which stopped the rot after three straight losses.
Nketiah impressed against Manchester United and West Ham before netting twice in the 2-1 win over Leeds.
The Hale End graduate has kept the more experienced Alexandre Lacazette out of the starting line-up.
Now, Nketiah could write his name in Arsenal history.
“I’m focusing on my club”
When asked which Tottenham player he’d have at Arsenal, Keown replied: “It would be easy for me to name Harry Kane.
“But as an Arsenal man, I don’t want to take anything away from my team.
“This close to the battle, I’m focusing on my club, so there’s not a single Tottenham player I’d take. Not Kane, not Son Heung-min. Not any of them.
“I wouldn’t want to say anything to hamper the confidence of someone like Eddie Nketiah, who’s been a revelation over the last four wins.”
And asked who he felt would win, Keown said: “I believe this will finish 2-1 to Arsenal, with the confident Nketiah bagging the winner.”
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