Roy Keane thinks ‘soft’ Arsenal still need to improve against the big teams
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Roy Keane thinks 'soft' Arsenal still need to improve against the big teams

Former Manchester United midfielder, Roy Keane, has been offering his opinion on Arsenal and their top four hopes and believes that the Gunners still have a lot to prove.

Arsenal have enjoyed a sharp upturn in form in recent months. They’ve clambered from the foot of the table to now sit fourth in the Premier League. Of course, this weekend sees them in FA Cup action against Nottingham Forest, so the league will have to wait for now.

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Prior to losing in the last minute against Manchester City, the Gunners had won four on the bounce. In that run, they smashed five past Norwich and four past Leeds. However, speaking on the ITV’s coverage of Crystal Palace against Millwall today, Roy Keane admitted he still wasn’t 100% convinced.

After the start they had, yeah, they deserve credit for turning it around. They’ve got some fantastic young players at Arsenal. But the question now is can they really push on and make that top four? I’m not so sure. I still think they’re a bit soft at times. Especially against the bigger teams,” Keane said live on air today.

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Arsenal have lost against Everton, Man United and City, and Liverpool this season already. The Gunners face Tottenham in their next Premier League outing, in what could be a crunch tie.

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Keane has said this for a long time about the Gunners and to be fair to him, his point does still stand. We saw against Man City last week how Arsenal’s discipline cost them. And while they did show a bit more fight, they were still outdone in the end.

That is the softness Keane will be referencing. Sometimes you have to grind out results, and Arsenal didn’t quite manage it against City last week. That will have to change if they want to make the top four. Otherwise, needless points will be dropped and it could cost them.

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