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'When I see Gibbs with the armband, you're in huge trouble' - Keane slams 'average' Arsenal

Ireland’s assistant boss didn’t mince his words on ITV last night.

ARSENAL APPEAR TO be on their way out of the Champions League after a 5-1 hammering from Bayern Munich in Bavaria last night.

The Gunners have been roundly-criticised for their abject performance, with many citing a lack of leaders throughout the team.

Speaking on the ITV panel, boss Roy Keane says he wasn’t surprised by the result as Arsene Wenger’s side simply aren’t good enough for this stage of Europe’s elite club competition.

He pointed to full-back Kieran Gibbs taking the armband when captain Laurent Koscielny went off early in the second half as a sign that Arsenal are short of real characters.

The Ireland assistant manager also added that the Londoners are “average” with the exception of two players.

“They were very, very poor, but I’m not surprised. What were you expecting? Did you think they’d go to Bayern Munich and get a result?

“We’ve said before and we keep repeating ourselves about lack of leaders, lack of characters, hunger, desire. But I have to say, in this stage of the competition they’re just not good enough. There’s almost no point in being to critical of them because they’re not up to it.

“They’ve got two decent players. The rest… Average.”

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