Martin Keown rates Arsenal’s top-four chances after Newcastle United thrashing

first_img Arsenal 4-0 Newcastle: Mikel Arteta press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:05FullscreenArsenal 4-0 Newcastle: Mikel Arteta press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘After all, they started the weekend level on points with Newcastle, who now look in trouble after defeat. That could have been Arsenal.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Arteta has some selection issues to contend with after leaving Alexandre Lacazette, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Lucas Torreira and Gabriel Martinelli on the bench – with all of them having good arguments to be in the starting XI.‘The positives were that Lacazette came on to end a nine-game wait for a goal with the late fourth, and that the Gunners look like a very together squad.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘They all celebrated together at the end, with Martinelli, who did not even get off the bench, laughing and joking on the pitch.’Keown feels that Arsenal’s emphatic win against Steve Bruce’s side can help kick-start a run of form.He added: ‘The winning feeling has eluded them on too many occasions this season but this was a big turnaround for Arteta and Arsenal.’MORE: Mikel Arteta eyeing shock Arsenal move for former Manchester United defender Daley BlindMORE: Mikel Arteta’s superb reaction to Mesut Ozil’s goal for Arsenal in Newcastle win Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 17 Feb 2020 2:17 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link609Shares Advertisement Arsenal were in fine form against Newcastle on Sunday (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal legend Martin Keown admits it will be tough for the Gunners to qualify for the Champions League, despite fifth spot potentially offering a route into the competition.Manchester City’s prospective Champions League ban has opened up the chance for the fifth-placed side in the Premier League to qualify for Europe’s elite tournament.After 26 league games, Arsenal have only accrued 34 points, six behind north London rivals Spurs who occupy fifth place.Despite Mikel Arteta’s side’s impressive 4-0 victory over Newcastle United on Sunday, former England defender Keown thinks the gap may be too big.ADVERTISEMENTHe told BBC Sport: ‘This Arsenal team are still very much a work in progress. Martin Keown rates Arsenal’s top-four chances after Newcastle United thrashing Commentlast_img read more