Martin Keown, “Everytime I put on an Arsenal shirt I felt complete”
Written by Jeffrey on November 15, 2011 20:00
It is no surprise that former Arsenal defender Martin Keown is considered a legend at the Club as he confessed that the Arsenal red and white were the only colours with which he felt complete.
Speaking to Arsenal Player, the Englishman started by going back to that famous season in which the Gunners won the English Premier League without suffering any defeat, saying that of course the players had no idea how important Ruud van Nistelrooy’s penalty was going to be although considering his reaction maybe he knew something that the others did not.
On his days at the Club, the 45-year old confessed that he felt complete every time he put the Arsenal shirt on, a feeling that he just couldn’t replicate after leaving North London for Leicester City first and Reading then.
Keown concluded by saying that there were good days and bad days when at Arsenal but how he always gave 100% on the pitch as his objective was always to give everything for the Club that he loved.
On his Arsenal days, the Englishman said:
[The unbeaten season?] I don’t think anyone really knew then when [Ruud van Nistelrooy missed the penalty] what it meant.
That we would actually go on unbeaten and had he put it away the record wouldn’t have happened. So it was a big moment in the season.
[My time at Arsenal] Every time I put on an Arsenal shirt I felt complete and when I went to other Clubs and I put something else on, it was almost like, ‘What on earth am I wearing?’, it just didn’t feel right.
And that’s how I felt in an Arsenal shirt, took it down to the pitch with me, there were good days, there were bad days, days when I didn’t feel like 100% but all in all I gave everything for this Club.