Arsenal’s biggest fan, Roy Keane, has shockingly revealed that he didn’t expect us to win our Champions League match against Dinamo Zagreb in the first place.
The former United man was waiting with baited breath on Wednesday night to get his digs in after Arsenal lost the opening match of our Champions League campaign.
Right on cue, after the loss, the pundit said, “It’s what I expect from Arsenal, they are short. Looking at the spine of the team, the players in the middle of the park.
“They were up against it down to 10 men but roll up your sleeves and get the job done. You feel Arsenal have a weakness through them.
“I still expect them to get out the group, obviously in second. Further in the competition they do come up short though.”
Keane then continued to get stuck into our players, particularly for the second goal, saying, “It was the killer goal. It was a good delivery and the guy attacks it well but I think it’s about desire, who wants to head the ball? And clearly one or two of the Arsenal players weren’t brave enough. Arsenal would still get a chance at 1-0 but this was a killer moment.”
The man’s got a point (for once). For the second goal, Kieran Gibbs practically ducked away from the ball and Laurent Koscielny was uncharacteristically weak in the air next to Junior Fernandes.
Although it can be argued that the second goal was the nail in the coffin, the first one took the sting out of our tail. Until that moment, we’d been playing well and although we could have been more clinical (what else is new?), we looked as if we could score.
After the shock of the first goal, an own goal by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, things just seemed to go from bad to worse.