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Roy Keane blasts ‘weak’ Arsenal players after Champions League exit

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Roy Keane on ITV last night (Photo: Twitter)

ROY Keane has taken aim at ‘weak’ Arsenal in his latest rant about the north London club after Arsene Wenger’s men exited the Champions League last night.

The former Manchester United captain said that Arsenal had a weak group of players who can’t handle the pressure, as they dropped out of the FA Cup, Champions League and have slipped off the pace in the Premier League title race in recent weeks.

Watford ended Arsenal’s dreams of winning the FA Cup for the third year in a row earlier this month while Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur extended their lead over Arsenal at the top of the Premier League.

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Now, Wenger’s side have fallen to Barcelona in Europe, losing 5-1 on aggregate, sending them out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage for the sixth year straight.

Following the defeat on Wednesday evening, Keane said that he was less than impressed by Arsenal’s recent performances.

“It tells you that they’ve got a weak group of players, who can’t seem to lift it for certain games,” he told ITV.

“No doubt the pressure has got to them in the last few months and for players at Arsenal football club who can’t deal with pressure, then you shouldn’t be there.

“There’s no great shame in losing 3-1, the effort was there – but I think Barcelona had switched off – but it must be hard for the manager to stomach that, and for the supporters when they see their players lift it for certain games, but they can’t do it for Watford at home, or Swansea at home. They’re cheating the supporters in that sense.”

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