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Keane reveals how Arsenal are different now than earlier in Wenger era

Former Manchester United captain and midfield enforcer Roy Keane loves having a pop at underperforming players and teams with Arsenal usually right up at the top of his hit list.

The 46-year-old Republic of Ireland assistant manager has had many famous rants about the Gunners in recent years from his disgust at them celebrating getting into the top four to calling fan favourite Jack Wilshere the most overrated player on the planet.

During Keane’s time at Old Trafford he competed against the greatest Arsenal sides of the Premier League era and enjoyed a legendary rivalry with the Gunners own midfield hard man Patrick Vieira.

With the news emerging last week that Arsene Wenger is set to leave the Emirates after 22 years as the clubs manager, Keane revealed exactly what the North London sides current crop of players lack in comparison to the great teams of yesteryear.

“In my time, we knew they were going to be the toughest games of the season,” Keane told ITV.

“The Arsenal teams had a lot of power, pace, character, leaders and lots of quality.”

“They were producing brilliant, winning football. You look at the Arsenal teams over the last few years, still a lot of pace but no characters or leaders so they are missing out on the top prizes.”

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