MARTIN KEOWN believes Arsenal should look at the possibility of appointing former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino should they sack Unai Emery.Emery is under increasing pressure with Arsenal currently sixth and eight points off Man City in fourth.3 Mourinho is now in the Tottenham hot seat replacing Mauricio PochettinoWith no win in five games in all competitions, there has been calls for the Arsenal board to make the decision to sack Emery and with Pochettino now available, Keown believes the Argentinian could be the answer.Speaking to Sportsmail the former Arsenal man said: “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.”Pochettino was replaced by Jose Mourinho on Wednesday morning following a poor start to the season.Spurs are currently 14th, eleven points off the top four.An embarrassing 7-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League and only three wins in 12 in the Premier League has cost Pochettino his job after a successful five-year spell, achieving three top-four finishes and reaching the Champions League final last season.3 Unai Emery has failed to sort out the mess at the Emirates and now his time is surely close to being upCredit: Getty Images – GettyKeown believes Tottenham’s lack of transfer business over recent seasons may have had an impact on Pochettino’s sacking.The former England defender 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.”The 53-year-old isn’t the only one to suggest Arsenal should go after their rivals former manager.Harry Redknapp, who left Spurs in 2012, also believes the Argentinian would be a good replacement for under pressure Unai Emery.Speaking to talkSPORT, Redknapp said: “Why shouldn’t he go to Arsenal if he wants to?”You think the Arsenal fans wouldn’t love him there?”3Keown also stated that Tottenham could’ve given Pochettino more time considering what he had done for the club: “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.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTO CATCH A CHEATFurious wife beats and strips her husband’s suspected mistress in the street – but crowd does nothingWORMS FEARSHas your child got threadworms? Here’s the symptoms – and how cure themTAKING THE PISSDisgusting man PEES from airport seat in front of shocked passengersMIND BLOWINGThe rudest hotel room sign ever? Optical illusion has internet in hystericsExclusiveBRIDE AND GLOOMInfamous Don’t Tell The Bride couple reveal what REALLY happens on the showTEST ON ENTRYTourists arriving in Majorca and Ibiza may get coronavirus test at airportBEST ACCESSORIESWilliam wore friendship bracelet he shares with Kate in new documentaryExclusiveAMAZON DELIVERY DODGE7 ways to get free delivery on your Amazon ordersTOP TRUMPSLow carb vs keto diet – experts reveal which helps you shed pounds fasterRADFORD RESOLUTIONSRadfords call 2019 hardest year of their lives after ‘devastating loss'”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.”Pochettino wouldn’t be the first to make the move across North London. Sol Campbell left Spurs for Arsenal in 2001, a move which understandably made him very unpopular to the Tottenham fans.George Graham, who played for and managed Arsenal made the switch to White Hart Lane when he took over the reigns from Christian Gross.
View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jarin says current NU team could go down as ‘one of strongest teams’ he’s coached MOST READ Aljun Melecio finished with 13 points, on 4-of-11 shooting, and seven rebounds for the Green Archers while Justine Baltazaer and Santi Santillan combined for 22 points and 16 boards. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum De La Salle, meanwhile, dropped to an 8-5 slate while staying at third.With neither team taking control for most of the game, the Blue Eagles turned on the jets late and went on an 11-2 run to take a 71-58 lead with Thirdy Ravena’s three capping off the furious rally with 2:09 remaining.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissPart of Ateneo failing to quickly establish its tempo in the game was the absence of big men Angelo Kouame, Isaac Go, and Raffy Verano who all fell into foul trouble.Fortunately for the Blue Eagles, seldom-used William Navarro stepped in and his seven first half points proved helped Ateneo go back-and-forth with the Green Archers. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Second quarter was pivotal for us actually because we stepped up defensively and William Navarro did a great job for us especially when our big guys got into foul trouble,” said Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga. “Willaim enabled us to preserve Ange and George [Go] so they wouldn’t be in foul trouble in the second half.”Go figured in Ateneo’s earlier scoring spurt in the third quarter when his three-pointer capped off a 7-0 run with 15 seconds left in the penultimate period that gave the Blue Eagles a 54-50 lead.Kouame then held Ateneo’s paint for much of the fourth with his driving layup putting his team up 62-56 with 5:20 left to play.Ravena led Ateneo’s charge with 14 points, 10 rebounds, and two blocks off the bench while Kouame finished with 11 points and 10 boards.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo swept its season series against archrival De La Salle with a 71-62 and secured its twice-to-beat advantage in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball Final Four Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Blue Eagles improved to a league-leading 11-2 record and their win also allowed second seed Adamson University (10-3) to take the other twice-to beat perk.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil