Keown confident no more stars will leave Arsenal

Arsenal hero Martin Keown expects the stars to stay should they miss out on a top four finish. The Gunners need victory at Newcastle United to be sure of fourth place.

Arsenal hero Martin Keown expects the stars to stay should they miss out on a top four finish.

The Gunners need victory at Newcastle United to be sure of fourth place.

Keown told the Daily Mail: "I don’t think so. The difference is that being in the Champions League can help Arsenal attract even better players.

"Yes, they’ve lost Robin van Persie, Cesc Fabregas, Alex Song, Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri in recent summers, but I don’t see a repeat of that regardless of where they finish. Jack Wilshere is the jewel in the crown, but he won’t leave.

"The team has to be built around him. Some players might be in danger of leaving if they miss out, but only because the manager will want to be straight back in the top four next season."

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