The Welshman looks set to leave Arsenal after negotiations over an extension on his current contract, which is set to expire at season’s end, ended last month.
“[He] sent a clear message as he gestured with his arms outstretched in celebration,” Keown wrote in his column for The Daily Mail. “This is what you get if you are prepared to pay the money.
“[He] could have sulked after being named as a substitute but he is not that sort of player. He entered the fray hungry to make sure Arsenal won this match.”