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Robbie Keane expects Arsenal to slip up in battle for fourth place

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Could Spurs upset Arsenal in the final matches of the season?

Robbie Keane might be slightly biased in the matter but he believes that Spurs could overtake Arsenal and finish their season with Champions League qualification with just two games to go.

Arsenal are currently sitting one point ahead of their London rivals after Spurs defeated them on Thursday, and with two games left to go, Spurs will need a bit of luck if they hope to get Champions League football next season.

“They’ll try to take as much of an advantage as they can with the week they have before the game,” said Keane of Arsenal.

“It’s a quick turnaround now for Tottenham but you still have quality players on the bench. Moura came on and he looks sharp so even if you need to turn to somebody, they still have quality on the bench.”

Remaining matches

With a Burnley game at home and a Norwich game away, Spurs do seem to have a better end of season pair of fixtures than Arsenal’s away match to Newcastle and home game against Everton.

“The Norwich away with Norwich already gone… I think Spurs will win these next two games.

“I think Arsenal could still slip up. Everton are a tough team to play against and they’re fighting for their lives.

“Frank Lampard has gotten great results in the last couple of games. They’re a tough team to play against. They might be safe by then but knowing Frank Lampard the way we do, he’ll want to go and win that game and finish the season on a high. As I said before, I think the momentum has shifted towards Tottenham.”

It’s not all doom and gloom for Arteta if that does happen in Keane’s opinion, as he believes a fifth-place finish for such a young squad would be a great achievement.

“With this young squad and what he’s done, if they finish fifth, I’d say that’s a successful season.”

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