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Roy Keane SLAMS Mikel Arteta after "excuses" in Arsenal's Premier League loss to Man United

Cain Smith

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Roy Keane SLAMS Mikel Arteta after "excuses" in Arsenal's Premier League loss to Man United

Roy Keane has slammed Mikel Arteta's excuses following Arsenal's 3-1 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.

Erik ten Hag's side won the Premier League encounter, with goals coming from the deputising Antony and Marcus Rashford. Bukayo Saka scored the visitor's consolation.

Arsenal did initially take the lead, with Gabriel Martinelli sliding the ball past David de Gea, but that was ruled out through VAR.

The referees looked back at an incident before the ball was in the net, Martin Odegaard fouled Christian Eriksen and the play was brought back for a United free-kick.

Bruno Fernandes celebrates Antony's opening goal against Arsenal. (Man Utd)
Bruno Fernandes celebrates Antony's opening goal against Arsenal. (Man Utd)

Fans and the manager of the north-London side disagreed with the decision, unsurprisingly. Arteta had some choice words for officials following his first loss of the campaign.

"Today it is a foul and you could see the officials in the first actions, you could see there were strong tackles but no yellow cards because they wanted to raise the threshold because it’s a big game," he said on Sky Sports.

“Really difficult to understand.”

Speaking to the BBC on the incident, he added: "The referee said it was a really soft decision – we just ask for consistency, today we disallowed the goal again, there is nothing we can unfortunately do now.”

Former United captain Roy Keane was having absolutely none of it when asked about the Arsenal manager following his post-match interviews.

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Keane was critical of the Arsenal manager's approach in the media, saying that he was a 'sore loser' following the defeat.

“I’m fed up of all their excuses. I’m serious," he said.

“Arteta gets interviewed after the game, he’s a sore loser, like us all,

“He’s got to give a little bit of credit to Man United but he never does. Every time he loses a game it’s all about what the opposition didn’t do properly or the officials. Stop making excuses,

“You lost the game 3-1, you’ve done okay. Take your plaudits but give me the points any day of the week.”

The Gunners will attempt to dust themselves off and get their Europa League campaign off to a winning start against FC Zurich on Thursday.

United, meanwhile, will be doing the same against Real Sociedad at Old Trafford. Ten Hag's men will then face Crystal Palace on the weekend as they aim to make it five Premier League wins in a row.

Antony scored on his Manchester United debut against Arsenal. (Man Utd)
Antony scored on his Manchester United debut against Arsenal. (Man Utd)

Antony will be looking to continue his good first impressions following becoming the youngest Brazilian to ever score in the Premier League.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Manchester United, Arsenal, Mikel Arteta, Roy Keane, Premier League

Cain Smith
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