Well-known sports presenter Richard Keys has taken to social networking site Twitter to dismiss Roy Keane’s suggestion that Arsenal’s chances of winning trophies are affected by the players frequenting social media.
Former Manchester United midfielder Keane has been quoted as saying by Skysports.com that Arsenal will not win the Premier League title this season because they “have one or two players who are more interested in selfies and six-packs, guys who are trying to get their pictures taken every day of the week”.
“Listen, every year we hear the same thing about Arsenal being contenders. Instead of focusing on the Premier League, it's all about how their bodies look, how their hair is, more so than winning football matches,” added the former Nottingham Forest star.
Keys has responded to Keane’s claim, using the example of former United and Real Madrid star David Beckham to dismiss his argument.
Keano says Arsenal are more interested in 'selfies and 6 packs' than winning the title. Er.....Becks? It didn't do him any harm.— Richard Keys (@richardajkeys) August 2, 2015
Arsenal players do indeed post messages on social media quite a lot, but there is no direct relation between that and winning games.
If the Gunners do not win the Premier League title this season, then it will because of their performances on the pitch rather than showing off on Twitter.
Moreover, celebrating winning games on Twitter is a way for the Arsenal players to interact with the fans, who clearly enjoy their tweets.