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Name Martin Keown
Gender Male
Ethnic English
Job English Footballer
Desc Martin Keown was a true warrior. He did not know what it meant to surrender. However, he was also an outstanding man-marker. Had he not been so loyal to Arsenal, his intelligent defensive game would doubtless have thrived on the continent


Club as Player Arsenal FC


Coach Arsene Wenger
Teammate Nigel Winterburn
  Lee Dixon
  Tony Adams

2007 11 13 Retrieve

[Martin Keown while co-commentating on Birmingham v Villa] De Ridder trying a couple of legovers there, just like Ronaldo

2015 08 20 Retrieve

[Martin Keown on Thierry Henry] I do remember saying to him when he scored his first goal, ‘I’ll be able to tell my kids I played with you’, and I meant every word of it

2015 08 21 Retrieve

[Martin Keown on Thierry Henry] Thierry Henry was like an international sprinter – he just had boots instead of spikes on. When he was confident, he such rhythm and a style of movement. It was very graceful but he did things with a swagger. That’s what was so good to watch

2015 08 22 Retrieve

[Martin Keown on Thierry Henry] There is no doubt in my mind that he is one of the best players (that) have ever played football

2019 11 20 Retrieve

[Martin Keown insists that there’s no need for Arsenal to go out and fire Emery immediately, but they have to consider making a change before too long] There’s no need to panic at Arsenal, we are getting close to panic by the way, because we’re not having the best of seasons, but the powers that be at the top of the club should be seriously considering Mauricio Pochettino. I have a lot of admiration for what he did at Tottenham, the way he nurtured those young players and he didn’t spend a great deal of money. I don’t think Tottenham spent enough

I would have stayed with Pochettino; I think he deserved that. I think it’s a hugely significant sacking. You’re going to have managers now looking over their shoulders. I know the poor record he has recently, I know it all but I still would have given him another chance. I don’t like the way Tottenham have done it. There will be a lot of chairmen looking at him now. Manchester United wanted him this time last year. I think Arsenal would have to be interested if they want to take a step forward

2019 11 21 Retrieve

[Martin Keown criticises Unai Emery for continuing to overlook Lucas Torreira as a regular starter] Torreira has not been playing full stop. I’d like to see him in the Arsenal midfield. Whether you play him as a deep-lying midfielder or you play him wide or with someone else sitting deeper or two either side…it doesn’t matter as long as he is in the team. He hasn’t played enough for me

I would have thought it would have been very obvious that he has to play. He’s tenacious. The Chelsea game at home, the Liverpool game at home last season, he was playing in that team and Arsenal looked better for it

This is why I think the fans went against Emery because Granit Xhaka played no matter what when Torreira had to sit on the bench. Ceballos plays one game for Arsenal [against Burnley] and was absolutely brilliant but he’s back on the bench. Maybe it’s Xhaka he needs to take out