Martin Keown urges the Gunners to consider naming Mauricio Pochettino as Unai Emery’s replacement.
Arsenal’s search for a new manager should not exclude the fired Tottenham manager according to the former Arsenal defender.
Pochettino has just been relieved of his duties by that lot after a poor start to their season.
The Argentine didn’t deliver a single trophy for the Lilywhites, however, he guided them to four consecutive top-four finishes while Arsenal hasn’t finished inside the top four since 2016.
The Gunners have been linked with moves for several managers recently as Emery continues to struggle to motivate his team to wins.
Arsenal is currently sixth on the league table, eight points away from the top four and Keown believes they would be doing better if they appoint Poch as their new manager.
He told the Daily Mail: “There’s no need to panic at Arsenal but we are getting close to panic.
“We’re not having the best of seasons. The powers that be at the top of the club should be seriously considering 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 am getting the feeling that I am in a minority here. I just do not get this clamour for Pochettino to be named Emery’s replacement.
This is not a Sol Campbell 2.0. Spurs wanted desperate to keep him. They threw Pochettino into the trash can and for good reason.