Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane called Arsenal “weak” after the team’s loss against Zagreb in the Champions League.
The legendary tough man wasn’t impressed with what he saw from the Gunners on Wednesday as they lost 2-1 in Croatia.
“It’s what I expect from Arsenal, they are short,” Keane said on ITV. “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 also criticized the Arsenal defense, along with offering some sympathy for Olivier Giroud who saw himself get sent off after receiving two yellow cards in the first half.
“It was the killer goal,” Keane said. “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.
“There is no problem with the first yellow card but he [Giroud] didn’t deserve the second. It was a big factor in the game and it was a shocking decision from ref, no way is that a red.
“It was typical striker’s challenge but the players’ over-reaction played a factor. It’s not right trying to get player sent off.”