Roy 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.
Pellegrini said: “He couldn’t recover 100 per cent from his groin problem, so he is not in the squad list.” Aguero, who scored his 28th goal of the campaign before leaving the field in the 3-2 win at Goodison Park, has missed 18 of City’s last 31 games with various leg muscle injuries. The 25-year-old, however, has not yet been ruled out of Sunday’s season finale at home to West Ham. Pellegrini said: “Maybe he can have some chances, we will see the way he improves during the week. “It was not 100 per cent sure if he was completely fit for tomorrow, that is why I didn’t want to have a risk with him, but we will see during the week if he can play on Sunday.” Pellegrini does not accept the claim of his Liverpool counterpart Brendan Rodgers that the title race is effectively over and settled in City’s favour. Liverpool squandered the chance to apply considerable pressure to favourites City as they surrendered a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 at Crystal Palace on Monday night. The result still took the Reds to the top of the table, but the initiative, because of their game in hand, is now with City. Pellegrini said: “I really don’t know what Brendan said. I only know we have two games and we have to win the game against Aston Villa. “At the end of the week we will see which team has more points.” Pellegrini, speaking at a press conference to preview the visit of Villa, claimed he did not watch Liverpool’s dramatic late capitulation against Palace when they conceded three times in the last 11 minutes. When asked about the result, the Chilean said: “I feel it is just one result more in the Premier League. “In the Premier League it is very difficult to win the games. “You cannot be sure you are winning until the end, until the last minute.” Manchester City top scorer Sergio Aguero will miss the title favourites’ crunch clash with Aston Villa on Wednesday, manager Manuel Pellegrini has said. Argentina international Aguero, who has been plagued by injuries in the second half of the season, limped out of Saturday’s victory at Everton with a groin problem. City can move two points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League with just one game to play if they beat Villa at the Etihad Stadium. Press Association