Former Manchester United midfielder turned pundit Roy Keane has provided another hilarious piece of insight following Arsenal’s win against Newcastle United on Monday, criticising the players for their “ridiculous” celebrations.
An impressive second-half display from the Gunners helped them to just their second win under Mikel Arteta, with the biggest cheer of the night coming when Alexandre Lacazette broke his goalscoring duck in the last minute of the match.
It was a crucial goal for Arsenal when looking at the bigger picture, hence why it was celebrated so passionately on the pitch and in the stands, but Keane has criticised the response to Lacazette’s 90th-minute goal.
“Forget Arsenal. Way over the top. Ridiculous”
Roy Keane on Arsenal’s celebrations following Super Sunday win over Newcastle
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 17, 2020
“Forget Arsenal. Way over-the-top celebrations to beating Newcastle 4-0. Ridiculous.”
Keane’s stereotypically unimpressed reaction to Arsenal’s celebrations unsurprisingly caused quite the stir on social media, but most fans quickly pointed out that the United legend might have overlooked why Lacazette’s goal was so important for the club.
Not only was it just the Frenchman’s sixth goal in the Premier League this season, but it ended a run of nine games across all competitions where Lacazette has failed to find the back of the net.
It also rounded off an impressive evening for Arsenal as they continue their long-term rebuild under Arteta, with their win against Newcastle just their second since Pep Guardiola’s former right-hand man moved back to north London.
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