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Roy Keane labels West Ham an 'absolute disgrace' after Arsenal display, he hasn't held back

Ryan Smart

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Roy Keane labels West Ham an 'absolute disgrace' after Arsenal display, he hasn't held back

Roy Keane described West Ham as 'an absolute disgrace' during their heavy 6-0 defeat to Arsenal at the London Stadium.

The Hammers went into the half-time interval at 4-0 down following goals from William Saliba, Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Magalhaes and Leandro Trossard.

David Moyes's side were twice undone by set pieces, while goalkeeper Alphonse Areola gave away a penalty for a foul on Saka which Arsenal's number seven converted.

In the latter stages of the half, Trossard was left unmarked on the edge of the area before curling his effort into the top corner.

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The goals were all scored between the 32nd minute and the half-time whistle, with Arsenal narrowly having the better of the play before then.

And speaking on Sky Sports at half-time, Keane was heavily critical of West Ham's performance.

He exclaimed: "West Ham, the last 10 or 15 minutes [of the first half], have been an absolute disgrace.

"The first half an hour was a bit cagey, obviously, as Arsenal were getting on top. But it's the type of goals they were giving away.

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"They're not being physical, they're not tackling. [Martin] Odegaard, nobody's laid a glove on him.

"There's ways to lose a game of football, but the way West Ham are doing it, they look sluggish in midfield. They're running back, no desire, no hunger. David Moyes must be fuming at half-time.

"All credit to Arsenal, they've turned up, they've flexed their muscles. They look sharp, they look at it. West Ham, disgraceful."


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Things didn't get better for the Hammers in the second half, as Saka's second goal and a long-range effort from former West Ham midfielder Declan Rice made it 6-0 before the game entered the last 20 minutes.

Rice, who had been booed by some sections of the home support at the London Stadium, was then taken off by Mikel Arteta and replaced by Mohamed Elneny.

Fortunately for the Hammers, there was to be no more breaches on their goal, with Arsenal seeing out a comprehensive 6-0 victory.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports / Getty

Topics: West Ham United, Arsenal, Premier League, Roy Keane, Football

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