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Keown admits he scouted Leicester defender Maguire for Arsenal

Arsenal hero Martin Keown has revealed he urged Arsene Wenger to sign Leicester City's World Cup hero Harry Maguire.

Wenger once sent Keown on a scouting mission to check the defender out, which he did.

But the north London club were worried about the centre-back's mobility, and ultimately decided against signing him.

Keown said: "Somebody asked me to take a look at him and I thought he was a decent player. They thought he was a big player, but was he going to be mobile enough?

"I think he's gone on to prove all the qualities he needs to be a top player."

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