ESPN pundit Craig Burley has said Jakub Kiwior’s recent run out for Arsenal has been key to the north London side’s change of fortunes in the Premier League.

The Polish international replaced Oleksandr Zinechenko at halftime in Arsenal’s 3-1 win against Liverpool earlier this month, with Kiwior since playing every minute for the Gunners at left-back.

The change has resulted in Arsenal conceding just one goal in the Premier League with Mikel Arteta’s side scoring 15 goals in their last three games, with Kiwior grabbing one last night against Newcastle United.

And speaking on ESPN FC, pundit Burley has pointed out that Kiwior’s performances and role in this Arsenal system has been influential in the Gunners’ Premier League form, with the north London side firmly in the Premier League title race.

Burley said: “Kiwior coming in for Zinchenko, it’s kind of stopped that, ’Oh, let’s go and sort of flaff about in the middle with the extra [player]’, he’s more of a natural full-back.

“So, they’ve all of a sudden got White on one side, Kiwior on the other and they’ve got four guys, who yeah they’ll get forward but guess what? They want to defend as well. And that’s given them some stability at the back.”