Martin Keown interview

Keown: Vermaelen as important as RVP

November 25, 2011
By Mark Lomas
What was once the solid foundation on which their success was built, Arsenal's defence has lately more closely resembled the work of a cowboy builder than a master mason. The days of the legendary back four of Lee Dixon, Tony Adams, Martin Keown and Nigel Winterburn - the bedrock of the Gunners' 1998 double triumph - are long gone, replaced by the palest of imitations. The backline responsible for shipping eight to Manchester United earlier this season - Carl Jenkinson, Johann Djourou, Laurent Koscielny ...

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