Roy Keane says Arsenal were right to have a go at home against Barca.



Manchester United legend Roy Keane was impressed with Arsenal's performance on Tuesday night when they played Barcelona in the first-leg of the Champions League last 16.

Keane, who often criticises the Gunners, defended their desire to attack in their 2-0 defeat to Barca at The Emirates.

Speaking to ITV Sport on Wednesday night, he said winning should be in Arsenal's DNA and they shouldn’t be criticised for having a go at their home ground.

“You’d expect that [attacking football] from Arsenal. They’re a big club,” the former United captain said.


“Arsene Wenger made some good points in terms of leaving yourself open. But it should be in Arsenal’s DNA to win football matches.

“They got punished by great players. Arsenal did a lot of good things. I wouldn’t be too harsh on Arsenal, I know I’ve been critical of them over the years. I was impressed with Arsenal last night.”

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