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Roy Keane slams attitude of Arsenal players

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Roy Keane has offered a stinging assessment of Arsenal’s title prospects for the new season, claiming too many of their players are pre-occupied by trying to look good to mount a genuine challenge for Premier League glory.

Following the acquisition of Petr Cech from Chelsea and with a striker of repute seemingly expected to arrive at the club before the close of the transfer window, Arsenal are being tipped to give Jose Mourinho’s holders a run for their money.

But Keane is not impressed. While the former Manchester United captain notes Arsene Wenger has assembled a fine squad, Keane believes an obsession with selfies among the Arsenal players proves too much of a distraction to getting results on the field.

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“There’s too many Arsenal players ­interested in selfies,” he told The Mirror.

“Instead of focusing on winning Premier League titles, it’s all about how their bodies look, how their hair is, more so than winning football matches.

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“They’ve got really good players, it’s just that some of their players are more ­interested in selfies and six packs.”

There is at least some credence to Keane’s assertion - there are a number of Arsenal players seemingly obsessed by social media - yet it rather highlights how today’s game is not a reflection on the one the Irishman once knew.

We’re guessing Keane wouldn’t even know what Snapchat is. Come on, Roy, it’s fun - you should sign up. Stop being so backwards and embrace the social age. Perhaps you’ll get another job in management if you do.

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