Arsenal news: Martin Keown makes prediction for north London derby

Eddie Nketiah has scored four goals in his last six starts (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal legend Martin Keown believes his former side will seal Champions League qualification with a 2-1 win over Tottenham on Thursday, with Eddie Nketiah scoring the winning goal.

The Gunners have a four-point lead over Spurs ahead of the north London derby and can finish in the top four with a win over their arch-rivals.

A victory for Spurs would put pressure on Mikel Arteta’s side, who face tricky clashes against Newcastle and Everton in their last two games after the derby.

But Keown believes his former side will come out on top and that Nketiah will score the winning goal in a 2-1 win.


Thursday’s game could prove crucial in the race for the top four (Picture: Getty)

“Tottenham are dangerous and so much harder to beat under Conte,” Keown told the Mail.

“Their front three are in a different class and I was immensely impressed with their signings, Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur.

“But I believe this ends 2-1 Arsenal, with the confident Nketiah bagging the winner.

Nketiah has become a regular in recent weeks following an injury to Alexandre Lacazette.

The forward has capitalized on his chance and has scored four goals in his last six starts.

The 22-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the season but Arteta wants to keep the forward.

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