Martin Keown urges Arsenal to axe Emery and appoint Pochettino

    Arsenal legend Martin Keown has urged the club to consider replacing the under-pressure manager Unai Emery with the jobless Mauricio Pochettino

    The Argentinean manager was relieved of his duties at Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday evening, with Jose Mourinho taking his place in north London.

    Poch has been shown the door only a few months after guiding his team to the UEFA Champions League final and another top-four finish in the Premier League.

    Meanwhile, four consecutive Premier League games without a win have piled the pressure on Emery, with his side hovering eight points adrift of fourth-placed Manchester City.

    With the Spaniard’s future at the Emirates hanging up in the air, Keown urges the Gunners leadership to take Pochettino into consideration as Emery’s successor.

    “There’s no need for panic at Arsenal, we are getting close, but the people at the top of the club should be considering Pochettino,” Keown said at Sportsmail, as reported by

    “I think this is a hugely significant sacking that could cause massive ripples throughout the Premier League.

    “Managers will be looking over their shoulders now. A lot of chairmen will want him. Real Madrid would take him. I think Arsenal would have to look at him.”

    Arsenal and Southampton will face off at the Emirates on Saturday, and the out-of-sorts Saints could put the final nail in Emery’s coffin.


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