Martin Keown, a former Arsenal player, has encouraged his old club to sabotage Tottenham’s pursuit of Wolves striker Adama Traore.
Since signing from Middlesbrough in 2015, the Spaniard has played a crucial role for the Midlands club, appearing in over 150 appearances across all competitions.
The 25-year-old has impressed in recent seasons for Wolves, garnering attention from many of Europe’s premier clubs.
Tottenham are considered to be the frontrunners for his signing, since Traore is regarded to be Antonio Conte’s first option at right wing-back.
However, former Tottenham defender Keown has pushed Spurs’ north London rivals to bid for the winger.
Following Wolves’ 3- 1 victory over Southampton at the weekend, in which Traore scored the winning goal, the 55-year-old lauded him on BBC’s Final Score.
‘I believe Traore is incredible at times, and for the first time, we have the pleasure of witnessing it,’ added Keown.
‘That is a great conclusion from him.
If I were a manager, I would sign him.
Arsenal – hurry in and acquire him!’
Mikel Arteta, despite Keown’s support, is more keen for a true striker to lead the line in January.
The future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the Emirates is questionable, while Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah’s contracts are scheduled to expire in the summer.