Roy Keane names three Arsenal players that are a ‘big problem’ for Mikel Arteta

Mikel Arteta’s side were well beaten by Liverpool (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United legend Roy Keane believes Mikel Arteta has a ‘big problem’ on his hands because Kieran Tierney, David Luiz and Rob Holding are not good enough for the Gunners.

The Spaniard’s side were beaten 3-1 by Liverpool at Anfield, despite taking the lead in the first half through Alexandre Lacazette.

The Frenchman’s strike gave Arsenal something to hold onto but their lead lasted just two minutes as Sadio Mane equalised before Andrew Robertson put the Reds ahead before the break.

Arsenal stayed in the game but as they pushed forward for an equaliser, Diogo Jota capitalised on the extra space by wrapping up the victory.

The Gunners have made improvements under Arteta but Keane believes that the defensive trio that started in a back three at Anfield underline how far the club have to go.

Keane was unimpressed by Arsenal’s back three (Picture: SKY)

‘There’s no getting away from that but he will still want some improvement,’ Keane told Sky Sports.

‘His hands are tied which is a big problem because he still needs a couple more players in.

‘We saw again tonight that defeneivsly – I still think David Luiz, Kieran Tierney and Rob Holding, there’s big question marks over them. Luiz still has that mistake in him’.

Arteta hopes to add to his squad before the transfer window closes next Monday.

Arsenal have submitted two bids for Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar but neither bid came close to the Ligue 1 club’s valuation of the midfielder.

Atletico Madrid ace Thomas Partey remains a priority but the likes of Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira before activating a £45m release clause in the Ghanaian’s contract.

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  1. David Luiz is always problem in Arsenal defence but Aterta cannot get tired of playing him and William was not good enough to start the ball.why pepe was 1/3 of the 90mins?

  2. Why pepe was on the benched for 1/3 of the 90mins not Willian?

  3. And even me I wander behave yesterday mutch my opinion a win was for arsenal but because of poor reasoning quality that why you see arsenal loose Ateta has quality players he doesn't know how to use them

  4. True 💯% Luiz is abig problem for arsenal abig chance is for Ateta to decide quickly with out loosing mutch more

  5. I think Arteta is still suffering from selection headache. Elneny instead ceballos, no Saka to take the ball into Liverpool defence