Martin Keown’s top four warning for ‘lucky’ Arsenal After Beating Bournemouth
Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown admits there are things Arsenal must improve on if they are to finish in the top four this season.
That is despite the Gunners moving into third place in the Premier League with a 1-0 win against AFC Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium yesterday (Sunday).
David Luiz scored the only goal of the game in north London to give Unai Emery’s men all three points against the Cherries, but Keown said that while Arsenal started the game well in the first half, there was room for improvement from their second half display.
“[Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang is trying to fix the play and everyone else is engaged, so they play it long, and Arsenal win it back. Then they can be creative and this is what Arsenal are good at.
Aubameyang, you are scoring the goals but you need to work harder. I know it’s tough but you can’t allow space, [Bukayo] Saka as well.
Dani Ceballos is late, they don’t engage properly and the back four is far too deep. Maybe [Granit] Xhaka should push in a bit closer. That left space behind the full-backs, so Bournemouth were running wild into those spaces.
“It’s a problem for Arsenal when it goes into the front players, they need to be better at this. David Luiz scored the winner today but he must get back, help the team. Arsenal were lucky on a number of occasions.