Ex-Arsenal defender Martin Keown has warned his former side that Tottenham will be hugely motivated to get a win in the north London derby on Sunday following their poor run of form.

Spurs and their manager Jose Mourinho have been heavily criticised for their poor performances of late, and their dire 0-0 draw with Bournemouth on Thursday leaves them in ninth place in the Premier League and ten points off the top four.

The Gunners, on the other hand, have won four of their last five games, and will be favourites in the first ever north London derby at Spurs' new stadium.

Jose Mourinho is under pressure following Tottenham's poor form

But writing in his column for the Daily Mail Keown predicted a draw in the clash, and thinks Spurs will put in a better showing than they have done recently.

"The more people talk him down, the harder he will work to prove them wrong. But the criticism will only stop once he starts producing."

Keown added that this could be Mourinho's last chance in English football, and thinks he will be desperate to bring the good times back to Spurs.

"Things turned sour for Mourinho at Chelsea and then United, where he pointed fingers at his players," he continued. "Now United are playing incredibly under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has lifted spirits. Mourinho cannot afford to fall out with a third group.

Mourinho would dearly love to get a win in the north London derby

Mirror Football's Top Stories

"He arrived at Spurs saying he was delighted with the squad. Now he's in a tough spot. Money is tight and he will have to develop these players and show he still has that mojo.

"Spurs are having to come to terms with their new target being not the top four but to play for the badge. It will come down to that tomorrow. This is a good place for Mourinho to start turning things around."