Richard Keys accuses Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta of setting a BAD example in the north London derby
Richard Keys accuses Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta of setting a BAD example and encouraging ‘seditious behaviour’ in his side’s derby win in north London…
Richard Keys insisted Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta should take responsibility for the “seditious behavior” seen after the Gunners’ 2-0 win over Tottenham on Sunday.
Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, who was named man of the match for his excellent performance between the sticks, was involved in an altercation with Richarlison at full-time and was subsequently kicked by a fan as he walked off the pitch.
Despite appearing as a victim, Ramsdale was accused by Keys of “teasing” the Spurs players and supporters throughout the game.
Richard Keys insisted Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta set a bad example in the north London derby
A Tottenham supporter appeared to be kicking Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, 24, full-time
And the beIN Sports host blames Arteta for the example he sets on the sidelines.
He said: “Ramsdale have raised a form of supporters and seem to have had an exchange over the course of the second half with these Tottenham fans, including Ben White who was over there.
“My concern is, and I’ve been saying this for a while, that the guy in the middle (Arteta) is most responsible for the riotous behavior on the sidelines that is teasing people.
“And if he doesn’t behave, chances are the others on his team won’t either, who ultimately becomes the master of discipline. Nobody is there.’
Ramsdale bent down to pick up his water bottle and appeared to have been kicked by a Tottenham fan
The Gunners’ shot stopper celebrated quickly after the final whistle and punched the air
An own goal from Hugo Lloris and a long-range shot from Martin Odegaard helped Arsenal move eight points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.
Responding to the unsavory Ramsdale incident, the FA said: “We strongly condemn the incident involving a spectator following today’s Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.
“This is totally unacceptable behavior and we will be working with the police, relevant authorities and clubs to ensure the appropriate action is taken.”
Keys said the Gunners manager was “most responsible for the riotous behavior” full-time.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-11638175/Richard-Keys-accuses-Arsenal-boss-Mikel-Arteta-setting-BAD-example-north-London-derby.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Richard Keys accuses Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta of setting a BAD example in the north London derby