Roy Keane backs Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger's assessment after shock Ostersunds defeat
Posted: 23 February 2018 Time: 10:00
Premier League legend Roy Keane has agreed with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger's assessment of his side following the embarrassing 2-1 defeat to European minnows Ostersunds FK at the Emirates.
The Gunners produced a lethargic display in their second leg UEFA Europa League last-16 tie, but still managed to progress 4-2 on aggregate but given the standard of the opposition, Keane and Wenger had something to agree upon.
Ostersunds were in the fourth-tier of Swedish football as early as 2011, while their more illustrious opposition fielded a side widely expected to walk over Graham Potter's men in front of their home supporters.
"I think Arsenal are a great example of how not to start a game of football. We can talk about being a shambles but they're so slow out of the blocks – poor attitude," Keane told ITV. "The manager [Arsene Wenger] summed it up. No energy, no desire, you’re looking for your senior players to lead by example.
"And they got lucky with the result at the end of it. But if you start a game slowly, no matter how good you are, it’s hard to get going. You can’t just switch it on and off."