Martin Keown compares Andy Carroll to Tarzan

London, UNITED KINGDOM:  The Arsenal team, from left, Kolo Toure, Dennis Bergkamp, manager Arsene Wenger, Robert Pires and former player Martin Keown walk to practice at Arsenal's training...

Martin Keown seems to rate West Ham United striker Andy Carroll highly.

Andy Carroll thanks the fans during a lap of honor after the Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool at London Stadium on May 14, 2017 in Stratford, England.

Arsenal legend Martin Keown has compared West Ham United striker Andy Carroll to Tarzan in The Daily Mail.

The former Arsenal star, who now works as a pundit for BBC Sport and BT Sport, has raved about the former Newcastle United striker and has said that he is fearless.

“The West Ham striker is like Tarzan flying through the air," Keown wrote in The Daily Mail. "He is utterly fearless and throws himself at the ball.

“On Saturday it will be West Brom's defenders trying to find a way to block his flight path at set-pieces.”

Andy Carroll of Liverpool during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool  and Newcastle United at Anfield on May 1, 2011 in Liverpool, England.

Carroll is a very good striker and is an important player for West Ham; the main issue with him is that he is injury-prone.

The former Liverpool and Newcastle striker is tough to deal with for defenders, and if he stays fit and plays regularly, then he could score 15 to 20 goals in the Premier League this season.

Andy Carroll of West Ham Unted reacts during the Premier League match between Hull City and West Ham United at KCOM Stadium on April 1, 2017 in Hull, England.

West Ham have not made a great start to the 2017-18 Premier League campaign, and their performances have not been very good.

The Hammers, though, do have a good squad and some wonderful players, and the London Stadium faithful should be optimistic about a top-10 finish in the league this season.

Slaven Bilic’s side will return to action on Saturday afternoon when they take on West Bromwich Albion away from home at The Hawthorns in the Premier League.

Carroll cost West Ham £15 million in transfer fees when they signed him from Liverpool in the summer of 2013 following a loan spell, according to BBC Sport.

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