Arsenal don’t have the balls for the top 4 Premier League spots, Roy Keane states while revealing his reasons.
Manchester United legend, Roy Keane has rubbished the claims that Arsenal are in to challenge for top 4 places ahead of the coming season.
Instead, the former United player sends the Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta the warning that there is no guaranteed place for the Gunners to qualify for the Champions League despite its stellar pre-season.
Roy Keane says this by explaining the players are soft, questioning Arsenal defenders, Ben White and Gabriel Magalhaes ahead of the coming season.
Keane believes Arteta and Arsenal’s best chance at Champions League football was the previous season which they blew off.
They had quite the spectacular run of form in the season, going on a long number of winning runs which sadly saw the team fall short to Tottenham on the final match day.
The Gunners ended up finishing fifth behind North London rivals, Spurs due to some errors in consecutive games and failing to get a point in the North London derby.
This, for Roy Keane spells the reason Arsenal don’t have the balls for the top 4 challenge.
“I think last season was their big opportunity [to return to the Champions League],” the former Manchester United captain told Sky Bet.
“They blew it, they got into a great position, four, five games to go in the season, you think they’re in pole position and they blew it.
“So you wouldn’t be putting any bets on Arsenal to finish top four next season, because of the other teams.
“Manchester United will get better, you’d thought. Tottenham will be stronger, so you can’t see it for Arsenal, a big set-back.
“There’s still a softness to the group. There’s a softness to them, even the two centre-halves, they’re not convincing.”