Martin Keown played for Arsenal Football Club. The former English defender joined Arsenal in 1980 and made his first team debut in 1984 on loan at Brighton & Hove Albion. His Arsenal debut came in 1985. Keown left Arsenal for Aston Villa in 1986 for £200,000, but returned to Arsenal in 1993 from Everton for £2m. In total, he made 449 appearances for Arsenal and scored 8 goals. Keown wore the number 5 shirt for Arsenal, but he wore several other numbers as well during his time at the club. He was part of the Invincibles squad that won the league without losing a match. Keown is currently a pundit on tv and radio. He was born on July 24, 1966. He is the father of footballer Niall Keown.
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Arsenal suffer a 2-1 loss against Lens in a Champions League match, sparking pointed critiques from Michael Owen and Martin Keown on Oleksandr Zinchenko's performance.
A critique of Martin Keown's recent article on Tottenham Hotspur under Ange Postecoglou, from an Arsenal supporter's perspective. Are the comparisons with Wenger's Arsenal premature?
Arsenal have defied predictions by finishing second in the 2022-23 Premier League. BBC pundits had them down and out - they couldn't have been more wrong.
Martin Keown criticises Sky Sports for 'unfair bias' during Arsenal's defeat to Brighton.
Martin Keown has said that Mikel Arteta is 'right to set the bar high' after he brought on several first team starters in the second half of the game against Bodo/Glimt despite already being 2-0 up.
Martin Keown thinks Marquinhos looks like a bit of a Serge Gnabry type, tipping the winger to follow in the footsteps of Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe at Arsenal.
Martin Keown thinks Alexandre Lacazette is still young enough for a couple more years at Arsenal, and it looks like he's playing to stay at the club.
Martin Keown is surprised we haven't seen more of Bukayo Saka since his starring performance against Austria pre-tournament.
Martin Keown wants to see Pablo Mari getting more opportunities, after a positive debut for the January loan signing against Portsmouth.
Martin Keown doesn't believe the reports on an injury to Mesut Özil, claiming the German just took himself out of the picture before Freddie Ljungberg could.
Martin Keown has said that during the Invincibles era 'a few players' would have grabbed Mesut Ozil by the throat because of his body language - this is not OK.
Martin Keown had another go at Arsenal and Mesut Ozil as he continues to have a problem with the German despite him not even playing.
Martin Keown thinks Nicolas Pépé could block Bukayo Saka’s development, even though the pair don’t play in the same position.
On this day in 2003, six Arsenal players were charged by the FA after the infamous 'Battle of Old Trafford' which took place on 21 September.
Arsenal invincible Lauren spoke to the media this week, and he recalled how ultra-competitive the training ground was in that era of success under Arsene Wenger.
Martin Keown believes the arrival of Denis Suarez is bad news for Granit Xhaka, as he thinks the Swiss international is the most likely to be replaced in the team.
Martin Keown named Joe Willock in his FA Cup third round Team of the Round after his brace against Blackpool on Saturday.
Arsenal aren't generally known as a club that constantly start brawls, fights and riots, but that just makes the occasions where things do kick off all the more memorable.
Martin Keown thinks Unai Emery is hesitant to start Bernd Leno because the goalkeeper's shot-stopping isn't up to scratch.
Martin Keown says he told Arsenal to sign Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw when the Englishman was just 16 years old.
Mesut Ozil’s agent, Dr. Erkut Ogut has launched an unprecedented attack on Martin Keown after the former Arsenal man severely criticised the German once again, and he’s right – the ex-defender really does seem to have a problem with Ozil.
Mesut Ozil’s agent has come out swinging at Martin Keown after the former Arsenal man laid into the German once again but what most people missed in his comments is the confirmation that Ozil will be at Arsenal next season and he wants to 'lead the team forward'.
Chris Sutton has said that he had to hide in the toilets at Highbury to avoid the wrath of Arsenal players after his unsportsman-like behaviour in 1997.
Manchester United fans think Martin Keown has an agenda against Jose Mourinho, after a number of articles about the Portuguese manager losing the dressing room.
Gilles Grimandi, a former Arsenal player and current scout for the club who remains close to Arsene Wenger, thinks his ex-teammates are wrong to call for the manager's departure.
Arsenal legend Martin Keown reckons that this current side is the worst since Terry Neill was sacked in the 1980s.
Martin Keown reckons that Arsenal have more than enough talent in their locker to beat AC Milan in the Europa League this month, as long as they show the same spirit as the Serie A side.
Martin Keown says Arsenal were naive in their embarrassing League Cup final defeat to Manchester City, and blamed their schoolboy defending for the result.
Arsene Wenger believes his defence were just caught out by a great striker after Martin Keown claimed they lacked the hunger to defend.
Ever since Alexis Sanchez's move to Manchester City fell through in the summer, people have practically been insisting that the Chilean is one of the most professional footballers to ever play the sport, so why is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang viewed as the opposite?
Martin Keown has a feeling that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will enjoy playing for Arsenal due to our creative options.
Martin Keown has set the bar high for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after likening him to Ian Wright and Thierry Henry.
Arsenal legend Martin Keown reckons the Gunners have signed a brilliant player in Henrikh Mkhitaryan and has tipped Arsene Wenger to get the best out of the playmaker now he's in north London.
Arsenal legend Martin Keown believes that Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez's contract stand-offs have held the club to ransom in more ways than one.
Niall Keown admits that while he's carved out his own career as a centre-back at Reading and Partick Thistle, there was a certain amount of pressure growing up as Martin Keown's son.
Martin Keown thinks the uncertain futures of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are leaving a bad smell at the club.
'It’s embarrassing...it’s criminal...really quite poor' - Arsenal defender hammered after FA Cup loss
Martin Keown has labelled Arsenal's defending for Nottingham Forest's first goal as 'embarrassing', and feels Per Mertesacker should have done something about it.
Martin Keown believes Jack Wilshere is almost as good as Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, and views him as a beacon of hope.
Martin Keown criticised Laurent Koscielny for not doing the basics well enough in Arsenal's 3-3 draw with Liverpool, but is he right about the defender not being 'well schooled'?
Martin Keown is against selling Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in January, but feels Arsene Wenger has overindulged them.