Keane looking forward to Arsenal clash

Arsenal suffered a shocking 2-1 home defeat by Hull last weekend, but Keane does not expect the Gunners to have another poor day.

“Credit to Hull, they took advantage of Arsenal having an off day,” said Keane on Sky Sports News. “Whether they can have two off games in a row in the Premier League I don’t know.

“It’s very, very rare for Arsenal to have lost two Premier League games back-to-back. That’s the test and we’ve got to be looking forward to it.

“We all know they’re brilliant to watch, and we know they’re going to cause lots of problems. We’ll have a go and see what happens.”

He added: “As the home team, you have to have a go through the supporters and get up and at them, but you have to get the balance right.

“The way Arsenal play, it looks like our keeper is going to be busy. They play a great style of football and have great players, that’s the test we face.

“We look forward to it. We have worked extremely hard over the last year or two to be able to compete with these teams.

“We did reasonably well last year against them, even though we lost both games, and I hope we’ve improved from last year.”