Manchester United legend Roy Keane called Arsenal “soft” after being beaten 2-1 by Wolves on Sunday.
Keane believes Arsenal are facing their worst start to the season since 1981 due to their current players ‘not being good enough’.
He also states that Arsenal – who sit 14th in the table after five losses in 10 league games – lack a “fight” in the 2020-2021 season.
Roy Keane (above) called Arsenal ‘soft’ after being beaten by Wolves 2-1 on Sunday
Speaking after Arsenal’s loss to Wolves in sixth place, Keane told Sky Sports: “I don’t think the players are good enough. I think there is a sweetness there.
“I think their cheerleaders were missing when they had a decent performance against United. They have scored a point since then, losing the other two games.
“I think they look sweet. Probably lacking in confidence.
“I haven’t seen this fight the manager was talking about. I did not see this determination to get the result.
“You can have a night’s rest, but you still find a way to get that result, and at the moment I don’t see it with this group of players.
“I think they look a little soft.
Keane says Mikel Arteta’s current players “aren’t good enough” after losing to Emirates
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink agrees with Keane, saying Arsenal lack quality in their squad
Chelsea legend Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink agrees with Keane, saying Arsenal lack quality in their squad.
He said “it’s just not good enough” for a club of his caliber to have 14 points at the time of the season.
Hasselbaink said: “I think the staff is a big, big problem.
“When you’re Arsenal there’s an expectation that people want and see, and right now they just don’t get it.
“For Arsenal, creating as many as they have is just not enough.
“Having 14 points is just not enough. So there are problems.
‘Would it be [Mikel Arteta] did you want to attract more players this summer? Yes but I don’t know if their funds were there or if the right players were available.
“They miss Thomas Partey, but they can’t be one player.
“Today it was an easy team to face. It’s a problem.’
Mikel Arteta not worried about his position as Arsenal manager despite losing another game
As it stands, Arsenal sit 14th in the Premier League table after five losses in 10 league games
However, the game between two of the Premier League’s worst performing teams did not seem to worry Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta.
Arteta has said he is not worried about his position despite losing a third game at Emirates Stadium.
He said: “It’s something that the day I decided to become a coach, I knew that one day I would be sacked or quit the football club, but I don’t know when that is going to happen” , did he declare.
“In this business, I know it will happen but I never care.
“My only concern is getting the most out of the players and providing the club with the best possible service. “
Wolves will look to build on their momentum against Liverpool next Sunday, while Arsenal will aim to regain some dignity against Premier League leaders Spurs.