Roy Keane names three Arsenal players that are a ‘big problem’ for Mikel Arteta

first_imgRoy Keane names three Arsenal players that are a ‘big problem’ for Mikel Arteta Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 28 Sep 2020 11:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.4kShares View 5 comments Keane was unimpressed by Arsenal’s back three (Picture: SKY)‘There’s no getting away from that but he will still want some improvement,’ Keane told Sky Sports.‘His hands are tied which is a big problem because he still needs a couple more players in. ‘We saw again tonight that defeneivsly – I still think David Luiz, Kieran Tierney and Rob Holding, there’s big question marks over them. Luiz still has that mistake in him’.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArteta hopes to add to his squad before the transfer window closes next Monday.Arsenal have submitted two bids for Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar but neither offer came close to the Ligue 1 club’s valuation of the midfielder.Atletico Madrid ace Thomas Partey remains a priority but the likes of Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira may have to make way before activating a £45m release clause in the Ghanaian’s contract.MORE: Jurgen Klopp argues with Manchester United legend Roy Keane after Liverpool’s victory over Arsenal Advertisement Mikel Arteta’s side were well beaten by Liverpool (Picture: Getty)Manchester United legend Roy Keane believes Mikel Arteta has a ‘big problem’ on his hands because Kieran Tierney, David Luiz and Rob Holding are not good enough for the Gunners.The Spaniard’s side were beaten 3-1 by Liverpool at Anfield, despite taking the lead in the first half through Alexandre Lacazette.The Frenchman’s strike gave Arsenal something to hold onto but their lead lasted just two minutes as Sadio Mane equalised before Andrew Robertson put the Reds ahead going into the half-time break.Arsenal stayed in the game but as they pushed forward for an equaliser, Diogo Jota capitalised on the extra space by wrapping up the victory.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Gunners have made improvements under Arteta but Keane believes that the defensive trio that started in a back three at Anfield underline how far the club have to go. last_img read more

Playoff positions in Penrith’s hands

first_imgPhoto With a month to go in the regular season former Knights premiership winner Danny Buderus believes they will shape the final make-up of the top eight.Starting with the sixth-placed Cowboys this Saturday night at Pepper Stadium the Panthers play four teams all still fighting for a finals berth and could either crush their dreams or see their own hopes of a top eight finish fall by the wayside.A win this week could see Penrith move as high as sixth on the ladder but a loss could see them again drop out of the top eight, a position of power that Buderus says they must take full advantage of. “With a month left we’re getting closer to the final makeup of the top eight,” Buderus writes in the Round 23 issue of Big League.”There are 32 games left in the regular season, but the run home that will cause the most intrigue is that of Penrith, who sit eighth on the ladder. “They face the Cowboys (sixth), Raiders (10th), Dragons (ninth) and the Sea Eagles (seventh) in the remaining rounds – all contenders to either make it or keep their place in the top eight.”The Panthers’ destiny – and that of their rivals – is in their own hands, which is better than saying the ‘mathematical chance’ line that you often hear at this time of the year.”Predicting that teams will need at least 30 points to finish in the top eight this season, Buderus says that the win by the Raiders over Cronulla last weekend kept their season from being placed on life support and ensured the final four weeks will be full of plot twists.”The Raiders’ win over Cronulla last week made things really interesting,” says Buderus.”Everyone knew they had it in them and they’ve had the least amount of disruptions to their spine over the past two seasons, which has played together 37 times.”If they can get some consistency in defence, look out.”The Dragons might be in a free-fall but I believe they’ve got a little fire left in them.”Usually 28 competition points is enough to get you in the finals, but this year it looks like it will be higher with the Cowboys and Sea Eagles already there, Penrith on 26 and the Dragons on 24.”Last year the Titans slipped into the finals with 27 points and with a month left in 2016 they were already on 24.”As we know, some teams fell down around them, so we can expect plenty of twists and turns to come from the rest of this season.”last_img read more