Secret Arsenal enthusiast Roy Keane has once again tried to mask his adoration for the Gunners by criticising is for being soft and weak in defence, and has admitted that he doesn’t reckon we’ll win any big games playing like that.
The former United man was underwhelmed by our performance against Olympiacos, which we ended up losing 3-2. Although the majority of the team were poor, the ex-footballer was particularly riled up by how bad we were defensively.
“Listen, they’re soft,” he said. “Arsenal are soft. They’re weak. The goals they give away… you’ve got no chance of winning any big game if you defend like that.
“I think there’s certainly a weakness to the group, they look like they lack characters, leaders and winners.”
We conceded two own goals, which, usually you’d put down to bad luck but considering how many own goals we’ve managed to net so far this season, it’s becoming concerning.
Despite, this Keane couldn’t help but compliment our style, because, let’s face it, he secretly loves us.
“I enjoy watching Arsenal, I think they’re great to watch, particularly going forward. But part of football is, unfortunately, is defending. And mentally, they’re weak.”
We play Keane’s former team Manchester United at home on Sunday, which will be a huge indicator of how well we can bounce back after such a humiliating defeat in the Champions League.