Martin Keown warns Arsenal about Tottenham’s danger man (not Harry Kane)
The Arsenal legend singles out Christian Eriksen as the Spurds player who could case the Gunners problems
Martin Keown has pinpointed Christian Eriksen as Tottenham’s danger man against Arsenal at Wembley on Saturday.
The Denmark international has been in fine form over the past couple of weeks to inject life into Tottenham’s top-four challenge.
Eriksen got on the score sheet in Tottenham’s 2-0 win over second-placed Manchester United at Wembley at the end of January.
The attacking midfielder played a key role in Spurs’ 2-2 draw with top-four rivals Liverpool FC at Anfield last weekend to keep their top-four bid alive.
Eriksen has scored three goals and has made three assists in his last nine Premier League games.
While his team-mates Harry Kane and Dele Alli tend to get the plaudits for their eye-catching goals, former Arsenal defender Keown believes Eriksen is the player that makes Tottenham tick.
“Christian Eriksen is looking like the real deal,” Keown told the Daily Mail. “There is a cutting edge and venom to his play. He could well be the match-winner this weekend.
“We talk about Arsenal paying close attention to Harry Kane and Dele Alli but Eriksen can profit from any space that Arsene Wenger’s side afford Spurs. He has the tools to thunder in a shot or curl one in.
“Eriksen is a slow burner but this season he is reaching new levels.”
Eriksen has scored seven times and has made six assists in 25 games in the Premier League so far this season.
Tottenham lost 2-0 to Arsenal at The Emirates back in October to curtail Spurs’ title challenge.
The Gunners signed Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a club record £56m deal on transfer deadline day.
Arsenal recruited Henrikh Mkhitaryan as part of the same deal that saw Alexis Sanchez seal a move to Manchester United.