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Roy Keane Tears Into Arsenal Shambles With Some Classic Keane Criticism

By PJ Browne
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Arsenal's shambolic performance against Olympiakos on Tuesday did not surprise Roy Keane.

On ITV's Champions League highlights show on Wednesday night, he spoke about the Gunners with a type of pity, as if they were a child who had been brought up not knowing any better.

Their upbringing never featured an education in basic football concepts like defensive solidity or killer instinct.


Keane described the club as 'soft, weak and lacking winners'.

You can hear the disgust in his voice regarding Arsene Wenger's mention of his side's lack of luck against the Greeks.

Luck is an alien concept to the Cork man. It is something those of anemic resolve cite when they lose.


Well, I'm not surprised. When you look at some of the players they have. The manager mentioned there about a bit of luck.

Listen, they're soft. Arsenal are soft. They're weak. The goals they give away. Two set pieces again. You've got no chance of winning any big game if you defend like that.

I think there's a certain weakness to the group. They look like they lack characters, leaders and winners.

You'd fancy playing against that Arsenal group most weeks, definitely.

Keane is a fan of Arsenal, but in the same way you enjoy the company of that friend who never left your village and is still on the sauce every weekend in his mid 30s.

Fundamentally, there's a lack of respect.


I enjoy watching Arsenal. I think they're great to watch, particularly going forward.

But part of football, unfortunately, is defending.

Mentally, they're weak.

Lightening the mood a little, and donning his Ireland assistant manager's cap, Keane joked about Robert Lewandowski and a recent picture of the Pole enjoying Oktoberfest.

Hopefully, he'll be drinking like that on the morning of the game. We'll have a chance.

Hopefully, he'll do well against Scotland and get injured before the Ireland game.

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