Roy Keane delivers verdict on Mikel Arteta’s efforts at Arsenal so far


Roy Keane has given a glowing review of Mikel Arteta’s efforts so far at Arsenal.

The Gunners have got off to a bright start this season, winning three out of three in all competitions to start the season before suffering a 3-1 defeat at the hands of reigning Premier League champions Liverpool at Anfield on Monday night.

But ahead of that game, Man United legend turned pundit Keane had plenty of nice words for Arteta and the job he has done so far at the Emirates Stadium.

“He’s done great,” said Keane on Monday Night Football. “I hate using the word ‘culture’, but he’s certainly changed the culture of the club – there seems to be a lot more steel about them.

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“There’s a long way back to it, in terms of challenging the top-two, but the signs have been good. Winning the FA Cup was a big boost for them, and it supports the changes he has been making and he’s obviously got rid of one or two players that have bad attitudes, so it’s certainly been a good start for him.”

The Gunners won both of their first two Premier League games, beating Fulham and West Ham, and they also beat Leicester City in the Carabao Cup.

But they fell to Liverpool despite taking the lead through Alexandre Lacazette with Sadio Mane, Andrew Robertson and Diogo Jota completing the comeback for the home side.





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