Mon 23 August 2021 | 6:50

Keane and Campbell tip Arteta to turn things around at Arsenal

The Gunners have been defeated in their first two games of the Premier League without finding the target in neither of their two opening Premier League matches.

Courtesy of Blues striker Romelu Lukaku and wing-back Reece James’ goals, 

Chelsea won the game 2-0 at Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners were also 

defeated in their opening game of the season against Brentford

 and it is the first time in their 118-year history that they started the season with two defeats without netting a single goal.

Despite sitting in the 19th-place in the Premier League table, the Manchester United icon, Roy Keane, believes that 


should be given more time. Especially considering the injury situation at the club. He told 

Sky Sports

"There is obviously a lot of uncertainty.

"You can almost see that his brain was ticking over and he’s trying these things but he has got injuries, they brought players in and spent big money, but they are buying potential.

"He’s had 20 months, I would just give him a little longer, you have to give the manager longer.

"We saw it with Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] when it took him a couple of years at United, and [Jurgen] Klopp at Liverpool, but these things take a little bit of time.

"Arsenal have a lot of very good potential players, but it is just potential."



Sol Campbell

 gave his reaction to his old side's defeat and shared similar thoughts to Keane.

He said:

 "I think for me, it is all about how we react now.

"That is now two games, two losses, but you have to somehow get the team working properly. You can’t leave anything to chance because we haven’t got the quality.

"We have to be solid, be solid first and start building. It is so difficult to win games in this league, you know the top teams that have the space, that good player to turn to, Arsenal just can’t do that.

"I think you have to drill it into the players and then we will be hard to beat and then we just go from there. There are players to come back in but even when those players come back in, it is the same situation."


Arsenal will next face West Bromwich Albion

 in an EFL Cup match on Wednesday.

source: Sky Sports

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