Mikel Arteta’s change and a ‘big problem’ – everything Roy Keane has said on Arsenal this season

Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane has already had plenty to say about Arsenal so far this season.

The Gunners have enjoyed an impressive start to the campaign and sit in fourth spot in the Premier League having won three of their four matches.

The only blip so far has been the 3-1 defeat away at Liverpool at the end of September.

Aside from that, Mikel Arteta’s side have beaten Fulham, West Ham United and Sheffield United in the league and seen off Leicester City and Liverpool in the League Cup.

The club’s transfer activity in the summer window was a success as well, with the likes of Willian, Gabriel and Thomas Partey arriving.

It means the Gunners are looking in good shape going into the next few months.

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Former Manchester United skipper Keane has watched a fair bit of Arsenal over the opening couple of months.

Below we round up what he has said about certain members of the side.

Names and shames defensive trio

After the league defeat at Liverpool, Keane said: “There’s no getting away from that but he [Arteta] will still want some improvement.

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

“We saw again that defensively – I still think David Luiz, Kieran Tierney and Rob Holding, there’s big question marks over them.

“Luiz still has that mistake in him.”

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Keane said Tierney was having a particularly bad evening indefence.

“Like any good team, Liverpool responded very quickly,” said Keane.

“Salah has been causing nightmares for Tierney and it’s the least they deserved [the equaliser]. The keeper should probably do better with the initial shot.

“Tierney had to…