Arsenal crashed out of the FA Cup at the third round stage at the hands of Championship side Nottingham Forest on Sunday, and Roy Keane was among those slamming Mikel Arteta‘s side for their display.
A late Lewis Grabban goal proved decisive as the hosts inflicted a surprise defeat on the Gunners, and former Manchester United midfielder Keane felt that Arsenal simply lacked substance despite their attractive style of play.
“It’s been rubbish. They look like Real Madrid but they’re playing like a pub team,” he said on ITV.
“There’s still a softness. We were watching live here thinking: ‘Arsenal are here for the taking’.
“They didn’t show any presence about them. Arsenal deserved everything they got today.
“That’s a big setback for them today.”