Martin Keown has claimed that he currently wouldn’t swap Arsenal frontman Eddie Nketiah for Tottenham centre-forward Harry Kane.
The Gunners currently sit fourth in the Premier League table, four points above their local rivals – who they will play tomorrow in one of the most highly-anticipated north London derbies in recent history. A win for Mikel Arteta’s side would secure their place in next season’s UEFA Champions League whilst victory for the Lillywhites would put them firmly back in the top-four race going into the final two games of the season.
Now, Arsenal hero Keown has backed Hale End academy graduate Nketiah to score the winner, arguing that he wouldn’t swap the 22-year-old for England captain Kane on current form. When asked which Spurs player he would have at the Emirates Stadium, Keown told the Daily Mail: “It would be easy for me to name Harry Kane.
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“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.” He added: “I believe this will finish 2-1 to Arsenal, with the confident Nketiah bagging the winner.”
Nketiah has enjoyed some excellent form in recent times, netting four Premier League goals in his last four outings – a run of games that has seen the Gunners beat Chelsea, Manchester United, West Ham and most recently Leeds United.
Source by Football London