‘When You See Gibbs With The Armband, You Know You’re In Trouble’ – Roy Keane Sums Up Arsenal’s Champions League Shortcomings In Brilliantly Blunt Fashion

Chris Wright

16th, February 2017



Photo: ITV

In case you’re wondering what all the screaming is about, Arsenal lost a football match last night. It was quite an important match and they lost fairly heavily.

Some have taken Bayern Munich’s 5-1 nobbling of the Gunners to be a sure sign of the impending apocalypse, some are viewing it as a harbinger of the Ozymandian demise of Arsene Wenger’s empire and some, perhaps naively, are simply taking it as a thoroughly embarrassing football result.

Roy Keane, almost bored at the prospect of having to rake through Arsenal’s vulnerabilities once again, is firmly in the latter camp.

Speaking as a pundit on ITV after the game, Keane adopted a weary tone as he was once again charged with assessing Arsenal’s Champions League credentials:

They (Arsenal) were very, very poor, but I am not surprised, did you think they would go to Bayern Munich and get a result?

We have said it before and we keep repeating ourselves about a lack of leaders, lack of desire, but I have to say that in at this level, they are not good enough.

There is no point in being too critical because they are not up to it. They have two decent players, but the rest are average.

I don’t think Bayern were at their very best. They didn’t have to be.

The goals Arsenal gave away, well it was schoolboy stuff. Shambles.

And then, the killer line:

When you see Keiran Gibbs with the captain’s armband on at the end of the game, you’re in trouble.

Yep. Spot on.