Ex-Manchester United captain Roy Keane delivers withering assessment of Arsenal

Keane was distinctly unimpressed with Arsenal’s lacklustre performance in their 3-2 defeat against Greek side Olympiakos in the Champions League on Tuesday.


The London side were condemned to a 3-2 defeat at home to Olympiacos, a team that by most people’s estimations, they should have beaten to give them any sort of hope at progressing through the group stage. It could have happened to Cech as well, that’s part of it.

When asked if he regretted the call, he bullishly replied: “I honestly don’t want to go into that conversation with you“.

Should Arsenal fail to win at least one of those games, they will face elimination at the group stage for the first time since 1998.

To compound matters, Arsenal lost Laurent Koscielny to a hamstring injury in the second half, weakening them yet further ahead of Sunday’s home game against EPL leaders Manchester United. “We were the only team of any substance in Europe who didn’t sign a single outfield player“, he told talkSPORT.

“From the first moment he joined Olympiacos he was a great influence on every one of us”, Fortounis said of Cambiasso, a UEFA Champions League victor with Inter Milan in 2010.

“I think that is all done, I don’t have anything to say”. Arsenal have to completely rely on the results in the other two games.

It was the flawless way to bounce back from Arsenal’s bitter loss to Chelsea the week before and fans will be buoyed by their team’s success up front, including the continuing improvement of Theo Walcott in the striker’s role.

According to the Metro, Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri believes Arsenal could win the EPL title this season due to the quality of their players.

Conceding two late goals meant that Newcastle still have only their local rivals Sunderland beneath them at the bottom of the table, neither side having yet won in the 14 games between them. In a game that Wenger described as must-win, he dropped him. “Tonight we just feel guilty because we gave easy goals away”.


“It is important for the players to beat Newcastle on Saturday, and then after that we have 15 days”.

Arsene Wenger has built his reputation on his success in establishing Arsenal as Champions League perennials. – Reuters pic