Former Manchester United player Roy Keane believes Mikel Arteta has a ‘big problem’ on his hands because Kieran Tierney, David Luiz and Rob Holding are not good enough for Arsenal.
The gunners were beaten 3-1 by Liverpool at Anfield, despite taking the lead in the first half of the clash through Alexandre Lacazette.
The Frenchman’s goal gave Arsenal the lead but it lasted only two minutes as Sadio Mane equalised before Andrew Robertson put Klopp’s side ahead going into the half-time break.
Arsenal stayed in the game but as they pushed forward to get an equaliser, Diogo Jota capitalised on the extra space by wrapping up the win for Liverpool.
The Gunners have made significant improvements under Arteta but Keane believes that the defensive trio that started at Anfield underline how far Arsenal have to go.
‘There’s no getting away from that but he will still want some improvement,’ Keane told Sky Sports. ‘His hands are tied which is a big problem because he still needs a couple more players in.
‘We saw again tonight that defeneivsly – I still think David Luiz, Kieran Tierney and Rob Holding, there’s big question marks over them. Luiz still has that mistake in him’.
Mikel Arteta hopes to add to his team before the summer transfer window closes next Monday.
Arsenal have already made two offers for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar but neither offer came close to the Ligue 1 club’s valuation of the France international.
Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey remains a priority but players like Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira may have to leave the club before they can activate a £45m release clause in the Ghanaian’s contract.