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Martin Keown accuses Martin Tyler and Gary Neville of bias against Arsenal in extraordinary on-air rant

Ella Scott

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Martin Keown accuses Martin Tyler and Gary Neville of bias against Arsenal in extraordinary on-air rant

Martin Keown has slammed fellow football commentators Martin Tyler and Gary Neville after their "biased" commentating during Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion.

The Gunners' hopes of winning the title were left in tatters yesterday after Roberto De Zerbi's side comprehensively saw off the hosts at the Emirates, with Manchester City now needing just three points to confirm a third consecutive title.

77-year-old Tyler, a known Woking FC fan, was the lead commentator for the game, alongside Manchester United legend Neville, who has been consistent all season in saying he thought Arsenal would not win the league.

However, Keown has taken to talkSPORT to blast the commentator for his outright ‘bias’ against Arsenal during the defeat.

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On the Outspoken with White & Jordan show, Keown joined hosts Simon Jordan and Jim White to discuss yesterday's coverage.

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“The Sky commentary yesterday — how biased is the commentary team? It’s frightening,” Keown said.

Martin Tyler is a great professional but he cannot hide that he just… it simply hurts him that Arsenal might win a game of football.

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White then questioned Keown by saying: “It hurts Martin Tyler that Arsenal might win a game of football?”

Keown's response was emphatic: “We know that [Gary] Neville has a problem, he’s almost apologising for it…”

He then went on to say that as a commentator himself, Keown was ‘poking’ Tyler in the eye and said that he should be “more respectful."

“Martin is a great commentator but please, Sky, don’t put him on the Arsenal games anymore it’s a really hard listen," he added.

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The conversation between the trio then got heated as Keown said that he didn’t want to be ‘pushed’ to discuss Neville’s dislike of the North London club.

“Get the Arsenal fans they got to listen to [the commentary]," There was only 60,000 in the stadium but there’s millions of us listening at home.

“Ask them what they think,” he said before claiming that Neville is definitely “anti-Arsenal."

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It looks like some feathers have been ruffled.

Featured Image Credit: Sky/talkSPORT

Topics: Arsenal, Football, Gary Neville, Premier League, Sky Sports, Martin Keown, Martin Tyler

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