Arsenal legend Martin Keown slams former side during Ostersunds game: I am embarrassed

ARSENAL legend Martin Keown admitted he was embarrassed watching his former side tonight.

Arsenal headed into the Europe League last-32 second-leg against Swedish side Ostersunds 3-0 up from the first leg.

However, two goals in the space of a minute gave Ostersunds a shock lead and put the Gunners’ Europa League hopes under threat.

A Hosam Aiesh strike was followed by a fine finish from Ken Sema to silence a sparse Emirates crowd.

Keown tore into Arsenal at half time and says they had no chance of winning the competition playing like they did.

“There (Rob) Holding gets pulled out, (Sead) Kolasinac doesn’t seem the same player,” Keown said on BT Sport.

“He was an animal when he first came into the team, he doesn’t seem hungry.

“It was coming, they showed it on enough occasions and not one of the departments for the Arsenal team is functioning in the way it should.

“There’s not that protection in front of the defence, the full-backs are pushing too high.


“The two central defenders look devoid of confidence, so the team is imploding.

“It’s almost embarrassing, I’m embarrassed watching as a former player, never mind what Wenger must be thinking.

“It’s a big week for Arsenal, talking about winning the Europa League, well look at that, they’re not going to win with that performance.”

Arsenal lost the game 2-1, wit Kolasinac pulling one back early in the second half.

The Gunners go through 4-2 on aggregate.


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