Roy Keane: Why I wasn’t surprised Arsenal lost to Dinamo Zagreb

The former Man United captain says Arsenal are short on options

Roy Keane says Arsenal have a weak spine after their Champions League defeat on Wednesday.

Arsene Wenger fielded a weakened side ahead of their trip to Chelsea and 10-man Gunners lost 2-1 to Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia in their Champions League group-stage opener.

I still expect them to get out of the group in second but further in competition, as we’ve seen over the years, they’ll come up short

Roy Keane

The Gunners manager failed to sign any outfield players in the summer transfer window after he lured Petr Cech to The Emirates in an £11m deal from defending champions Chelsea.

While former Manchester United captain Keane believes Arsenal will qualify as group runners-up, the Irishman doesn’t expect the Gunners to reach the latter stages of the Champions League.

“It is what I expect from Arsenal. I think they’re short [of players]. You look at the spine of the team,” Keane told ITV Sport.

“They were up against it and you think roll your sleeves up. They have that weakness.

“I still expect them to get out of the group in second but further in competition, as we’ve seen over the years, they’ll come up short.”

Arsenal have won three of their opening five games in the Premier League this season.

The north London side eased to a 2-0 victory over Stoke City at The Emirates on Saturday.

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The Gunners make the trip to Stamford Bridge to face defending Premier League champions Chelsea in Saturday’s early kick-off.

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