Premier League top four: Arsenal legend Martin Keown explains why the Gunners will miss out on Champions League qualifying spot


Premier League top four: Arsenal legend Martin Keown explains why the Gunners will miss out on Champions League qualifying spot

Martin Keown believes Arsenal’s dreadful form away from home will prevent them finishing in the Premier League’s top four.

Unai Emery’s men are currently fifth, but they can move above Tottenham and Chelsea into third by winning their game in hand.

However, four of the club’s remaining six games will be played away from home – and the Gunners have only won one of their last seven league matches outside the Emirates.

“I don’t think they will [finish in the top four],” former Arsenal defender Keown told talkSPORT. “I think Manchester United will squeeze into that.

Keown is not confident about Arsenal’s top four chances

“It’s the away form that’s going to cost Arsenal this year, unless Emery can find a way to improve away from home.

“They’ve got to go to Leicester, Watford and Wolves. If Emery can sort out a system that makes Arsenal as effective away from home as they are at home, they end up in the top four and they may well win the Europa League.

“It’s there for him, but he’s got to sort that out.”