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Roy Keane Says He Hopes Bukayo Saka Enjoyed England Win Because "He's Not Getting Any At Club Level"

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Roy Keane Says He Hopes Bukayo Saka Enjoyed England Win Because "He's Not Getting Any At Club Level"

Roy Keane couldn't resist a cheeky dig at Bukayo Saka and his club side Arsenal following England's 4-0 win against Andorra in their World Cup qualifier on Sunday.

It was a relatively straightforward evening for the Three Lions.

Jesse Lingard repaid the faith shown in him by Gareth Southgate by bagging a brace at Wembley and Harry Kane slotted home a penalty after Christian Garcia brought down Mason Mount.

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Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka also celebrated his 20th birthday with a goal in a moment that was described as 'closure' by Southgate after his penalty miss against Italy in the European Championship final in July.

"He got a fabulous reception, before the game, during the game," the England boss told ITV.

"You can see how popular he is with the rest of the team as well.

"I hope it is closure but I don't think there's a player in that dressing room who doesn't think positively about what he did all summer."

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After the final whistle, ITV pundit Roy Keane, who was far from impressed with England's performance against Andorra, joked that Saka should enjoy the international win because of the situation at club side Arsenal.

The former Manchester United midfielder said: "I'm sure he can enjoy the win, because he's not getting any at club level."

It has been a disastrous start to the 2021/22 campaign for Mikel Arteta's side.

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The North London club have suffered defeats against Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City in August - and sit at the bottom of the Premier League ladder.

This isn't the first time Keane has spoken about Arsenal's downfall in recent weeks. He criticised the club's recruitment last month, bringing up technical director Edu's involvement this summer.

"I think he's been on holiday for about two years!" Keane said about Edu on The Overlap debate after a fan brought up the Brazilian.

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"It goes down to your recruitment - can you get the right players? Arsenal are probably still looking to get one or two players in.

"But the biggest problem for Arsenal, like a lot of clubs, is shifting players out. There's player at Arsenal on huge money and they can't get rid them. So then they're stuck in terms of trying to bring players in. Recruitment is key."

He continued, saying: "We're not writing Arsenal off, they won the FA Cup two years ago, but we're talking about winning league titles and Arsenal are way off it just because they haven't got the players, they haven't got the strength in depth."

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Thoughts on Arsenal's situation at the moment?

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Topics: Football, Bukayo Saka, Premier League, England, Arsenal, Roy Keane

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