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Martin Keown jokes he would love to see Liverpool ace Trent Alexander-Arnold at Arsenal

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Martin Keown jokes he would love to see Liverpool ace Trent Alexander-Arnold at Arsenal

Martin Keown has joked on Jim White’s TalkSPORT show (Friday, 10.25am) that he would love to see Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold at Arsenal, after claiming the right-back could play in the England midfield.

Alexander-Arnold, 21, starred for England on the right side of the defence as Gareth Southgate’s side overcame a tumultuous week to beat Montenegro 7-0 at Wembley – in what was England’s 1000th match.

The Reds ace played the entire 90 minutes and wowed the England fans with a number of stunning passes from the right side of defence to the  left flank. It is not the first time a pundit has suggested Alexander-Arnold can play in midfield, with Gary Lineker repeatedly campaigning for the Liverpool man to swap positions.

Arsenal legend Keown believes Alexander-Arnold can replace Tottenham man Harry Winks in the England midfield, before joking he would love the Liverpool ace in the Gunners midfield.

“Is Winks any better than Alexander-Arnold? Take nothing away from Winks, I think he had another decent night last night. But could Alexander-Arnold go in there and do that job? I’d certainly like to see him in the Arsenal midfield,” Keown said.

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TBR’s view – Alexander-Arnold would be an excellent midfielder

The Liverpool academy product has enormous quality and it is almost slightly wasted on the right side of the defence. At Liverpool, the full-backs are two of the most important positions.

But with England, they are not so heavily relied upon. With England boasting many excellent options at right-back in the likes of Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker and more, perhaps pushing Alexander-Arnold in midfield would allow Trippier to come in.

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