Keown: Arsenal are in danger of becoming a cup team

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Arsenal legend Martin Keown has explained one of his main fears related to the current team.

Arsenal legend Martin Keown told the Daily Mail he fears his old club are in danger of becoming a domestic cup team.

The Gunners are favourites to retain the FA Cup this weekend after the final against Aston Villa, which would go nicely with their third place finish in the Premier League which represents small progress on that front.

Keown has also described what he sees as the main challenge for the Gunners should they lift the trophy at Wembley.

“Whenever you win a trophy, you have to say that is a success. Winning the Capital One Cup may not be top of the list but it didn’t stop Jose Mourinho diving across the pitch this season and making him so emotional,” he said.

“Arsenal are in danger of becoming a cup team but I’m sure a lot of teams would settle for that. The challenge for them is to take the success of a cup and use that to push on and challenge for the league.”

Arsenal have the talent and the resources behind them to be able to create a squad, which is capable of winning the league and competing in the Champions League.

Last season the club spent more time at the top of the table than any other team and this season at one point, it looked as though they could push Chelsea all the way domestically.

In terms of Europe, the Gunners let themselves down with a poor defensive performance against Monaco, but it’s a competition they give themselves a chance in every single season under Arsene Wenger.

The club have to add players and compete in the transfer market because the cash is there and for a club as big as Arsenal, they should be competing more seriously to add another Premier League title to their collection.

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