EPL: Aubameyang attacked by Roy Keane


Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been blasted by Man United legend Roy Keane for what he being disrespectful to manager Mikel Arteta after calling him by his first name.

The Gabon international was the hero at Old Trafford at the weekend as he scored the goal from the spot to help Arsenal with all three points from the Premier League clash.

During the post-match interview, the former Borussia Dortmund forward as quoted by Sun Sports said “The team did a great job. Everyone was giving their best and that’s why we won.
“We knew since the beginning that we had to trust the process.

“Mikel is bringing something very nice and we have to follow.”

While he was positive about the Spanish boss, Roy Keane, who was on punditry duty on Sky Sports and he was one of the pundits who analyzed the game said Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shouldn’t have called Arteta by his first name, adding that it was an act of disrespect to the manager.

The Sky Sports pundit said: “They didn’t show him respect when they called him by his name, Mikel.

“He’s the manager, the boss, the gaffer. That’s respect. Not Mikel, he’s not his mate.”

When asked if it was just the modern way to refer to your boss, Keane answered: “No, that’s called respect.”

However, Mikel Arteta has enjoyed a good relationship with the players and has been able to command respect to be able to achieve the results he has under 40 games reign.

The Gabon international forward has not given any reaction to the claim by the Man United legend as he will most likely be carried away with the win at the weekend.

Arsenal’s victory against the Red Devils at Old Trafford is the first time in 14 years and it’s the first victory by the North London club against any of the top-six teams away from home.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.