Martin Keown wants Arsenal to move for Mauricio Pochettino

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Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown has urged the Gunners to make a sensational move for ex-Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.

The Argentine coach was axed at Spurs following a dismal start to the season that leaves the team 14th on the log with 14 points from 12 games.

Pochettino transformed Spurs into Champions League regulars and guided the side to last season’s final where they lost to Liverpool.

Speaking to Daily Mail, Keown a former Arsenal defender urged the Gunners to sign Pochettinho,

“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 Pochettino,” he said.

“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.”

Keown also revealed that Spurs made a mistake to fire Pochettinho, “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.”

Arsenal sit sixth in the Premier League table but are already eight points adrift of Manchester City in fourth.

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