We are only two games into the new Premier League season but already there are plenty of hot topics for MARTIN KEOWN to get stuck into.
This week the former Arsenal defender will tackle whether the Gunners can prove their top four credentials at Liverpool, Chelsea‘s striking conundrum and the fall out from Manchester United‘s penalty farce.
Martin was speaking to KIERAN GILL.
What did you make of the fallout after Paul Pogba’s missed penalty?
At Arsenal, we knew who was on our penalties before kick-off because we’d nominate him. The boss would ask, ‘Who’s taking them?’ And most of the time, the honour went to Thierry Henry. So there was no confusion. If we won a penalty, the ball would go to him.
Maybe Marcus Rashford should have taken the spot-kick for Manchester United against Wolves. The England man had looked good all match and scored twice the week before. In the end, he didn’t. Paul Pogba took it, the goalkeeper saved it, and the game finished 1-1. That’s that. If you’re United, you move on to the next match, you look forward.
Next time, though, I’d like to see Rashford demanding he is the one who takes it. You wouldn’t get that ball out of Alan Shearer’s hands, after all.
Paul Pogba saw a penalty kick for Manchester United saved by Rui Patricio on Monday night