LONDON, Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has hit out at a section of Arsenal players who he believes are letting the team down by focusing too much on their hair.
The Irishman, currently assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland national team, says that the Gunners have players capable of winning the Premier League title, but will never do so unless they drop the narcissism to focus on football.
“Arsenal have some really good players,” Keane told the Mail on Sunday. “Some good characters who roll their sleeves up.
“But they also have one or two players who are more interested in selfies and six-packs, guys who are trying to get their pictures taken every day of the week.
“Every year we hear the same thing about Arsenal being contenders. Instead of focusing on the Premier League, it’s all about how their bodies look, how their hair is, more so than winning football matches.”
The former Sunderland boss also weighed in on the 2015-16 title race, saying that the Blues should retain the trophy if they can retain their competitive edge.
“For me, Chelsea remain the team to beat,” he added. “Their team is the one with the strongest spine – John Terry, their goalkeeper [Thibault Courtois], Eden Hazard – and if they can add [Everton defender] John Stones to their team then they will be even harder to beat.
“The bottom line is that if Chelsea’s players show the same hunger and desire that they did last year then they’ll win the league. They will only be in trouble if they are complacent.”