Keane DEFENDS 'passionate' Arsenal boss Arteta for touchline antics


ROY KEANE noticed nothing mistaken with Mikel Arteta’s emotional touchline behaviour throughout Arsenal’s thrilling 3-2 win over Man Utd.

The Gunners regained their five-point lead over Manchester Metropolis within the Premier League title race on Sunday as Eddie Nketiah’s dramatic late strike handed them an enormous victory.


Mikel Arteta was booked throughout Sunday’s conflict on the EmiratesCredit score: Getty
Roy Keane defended Arteta's pitchside antics against Man Utd


Roy Keane defended Arteta’s pitchside antics towards Man UtdCredit score: Twitter @SkySportsPL

And whereas Arteta continues to steer his workforce via an outstanding marketing campaign, his pitchside antics have been scrutinised.

The Spaniard was booked throughout the win over Man Utd after furiously reacting to Luke Shaw’s innocuous foul on Bukayo Saka.

However Keane doesn’t imagine Arteta deserves any criticism for his conduct.

Chatting with Sky Sports activities, he mentioned: “Nicely I definitely wouldn’t fear about yellow playing cards, it’s the reds that you just’ve acquired to fret about!

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“However from the Arsenal viewpoint I feel they’d be OK with it, as a result of he’s clearly passionate and also you’re not on this job to be appreciated!

“He’s there to win soccer matches for Arsenal and that’s what he’s doing.

“Hear, he’s acquired the yellow card, he has to take his drugs, however I usually don’t have any downside with it.

“We see other managers doing stuff that we might not always agree with but they’re emotional, they’re passionate and I think that’s just because he wants to win. I wouldn’t be too harsh on him.”


Arsenal now have 50 factors after 19 league video games and have misplaced simply as soon as – within the reverse fixture towards Man Utd.

At this stage of the marketing campaign, they’ve accrued extra factors than any Gunners facet in Premier League historical past.

Subsequent up for Arteta’s males is an FA Cup fourth-round tie towards Man Metropolis on Friday, earlier than they journey to Everton on February 4.

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