Keane was infamous for his uncompromising attitude as a player and was the bed-rock of a Manchester United side that won the league on a regular basis during his time till 2005.
“They’re soft. They’re weak”, Keane said ahead of Sunday’s clash between the Gunners and his former Man Utd.
“I think there’s certainly a weakness to the group, they look like they lack characters, leaders and winners.”
But part of football is, unfortunately, is defending.
“They’re soft. They’re weak”.
ESPN FC’s Alexis Nunes and Steve Nicol delve deeper into Arsenal’s defensive woes, after recent criticism from an Olympiakos forward. That is not acceptable and we will be punished [for that] in the Champions League.
David Ospina came in for particular criticism, after fumbling the ball over his line for the visitors’ second goal, and Arsene Wenger’s team selection was also called into question, as he left Petr Cech on the bench.
Arsenal will now turn their attentions back to the Premier League before the first of a double-header against Bayern Munich in Europe later this month. We’ll have a better idea in the next few weeks when they play Arsenal, Everton and Manchester City.
Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista admits the Gunners only have themselves to blame for the loss to Olympiacos this week, but insists his troops must remain “calm”, as per the club’s official website.
“We just need to be calm”. At home we should be much more aggressive from the start and be more dynamic.