EPL: There’re two tough men – Martin Keown names outstanding Arsenal stars

EPL: There’re two tough men – Martin Keown names outstanding Arsenal stars

Arsenal legend, Martin Keown has named the two strong players helping the Gunners immensely this season.

Keown also believes that Mikel Arteta’s men have disappointed many people who see them as soft and unable to challenge for titles.

Arsenal sits top of the table after seven games in the Premier League and faces third-placed Tottenham, who are unbeaten in the league so far this season.

William Saliba, who returned from a season-long loan from Marseille at the end of last season, has combined strongly with Brazil international, Gabriel in Arsenal’s defence

“Everyone thought Arsenal had a soft underbelly but that’s not quite there anymore,” he told talkSPORT.

“The two central defenders, Saliba and Gabriel, they’re two tough men. They’re strong and win the battles.

“Even Granit Xhaka is now becoming a fan favourite. Who would have thought that was going to happen? So there’s a change taking place.

“Arsenal are reemerging.”