Martin Keown, along with Ruud Gullit and presenter Dan Walker, were on Football Focus, live from Wembley, for the BBC's build-up to Saturday's FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea.
There is a chance today could be Arsene Wenger's final game in charge of Arsenal. It is more likely according to rumours that Wenger will pen a two-year deal to extend his tenure at the club to 23 years.
Just how essential Arsenal is to the Frenchman's existence, Martin Keown related to viewers. It is a matter of life and death, according to the former Arsenal defender.
It's his life, he doesn't want to let go of Arsenal.
He said retirement is for old people, and he, you know... for young people.
Old people die! That's how serious it is for him.
His life is dependent on staying in management.
A dispiriting reminder of our mortality from Martin Keown.
You what Keown?
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