Chelsea and Manchester United, very big teams, they are closer than us'.
Emery's men have also lost their last three Premier League away games and have not recorded a win on the road since beating Bournemouth in November past year.
And after the defeat against the Citizens, Unai Emery was said to have told the board that he needs five more signings in the summer.
Asked what the problem is behind Arsenal's away form on MailOnline, former club captain Keown retorted: "Is it any wonder Arsenal have lost four of their last five away games when Unai Emery has gone with a different formation in each match?"
Emery takes his side to bottom club Huddersfield on Saturday and, while he concedes a top-four finish will be challenging, the Arsenal head coach will send his players out to keep those hopes alive.
Emery was charged with returning Arsenal to the Champions League when appointed last May and reacquainting them with the financial clout of Europe's elite competition.
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'The gap to the top three is too big but the other two?
Maurizio Sarri's men haven't had the best time in recent outings in the Premier League and their 4-0 defeat against Bournemouth away from home led to a lot of criticism of the manager and the players.
"I hope he's continuing to improve every day". That shows the significance of Lacazette in the side, and the striker has to further stamp his authority in games like Huddersfield, and these are games where three points matter and three points here will go on to help Arsenal in the top four race. We are going to play Tottenham in one month but now we need to think first about the next games, the next teams'.
"We started very well away, changing also our mentality to get more points away, but now we need to recover this confidence and the next opportunity is against Huddersfield".
"It's not to think we're playing under pressure, it's to be demanding and also with ambition to be in the top four".
Emery said: 'He wanted to stay and work with us.