Arsenal players may lack the mentality required to win the Premier League this season due to their culture of celebratory selfies, Manchester United legend Roy Keane is quoted in The Sun.
The former Red Devils captain, who played his part in making the Arsenal-United rivalry one of the biggest grudge matches in the modern era, believes this current squad is more interested in glamour than in winning the Premier League title.
Arsenal have not been crowned champions of England since the 2003/04 season, and Keane has now been quoted in The Sun as rubbishing their chances again ahead of the start of the new campaign, with the Gunners set to face reigning champions Chelsea in today’s Community Shield match at Wembley.
It is Chelsea who will be the team to beat again, according to Keane, who knows a thing or two about what it takes to win the league after winning it seven times in his days at Old Trafford.
“There are too many Arsenal players interested in selfies instead of winning Premier League titles,” he said.
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“It’s all about how their bodies look, how their hair is, more so than winning football matches — which is the way things are going.
“They have got good players, really good players, it’s just that one or two of them are more interested in selfies and six-packs.”
He added: “I still think Chelsea are the team to beat, the strongest spine.
“If Chelsea’s players show the same hunger and desire they did last year, they will win the league.”
The 43-year-old has now taken this chance to aim a dig at his old rivals, and this isn’t the first time the club have been criticised for their selfie culture, with ex-Liverpool star Jamie Carragher also quoted in the Daily Mirror as expressing his dislike for it after they beat Manchester City last season.