Mikel Arteta risks Richard Keys’ wrath with brilliant response to Man Utd yellow

Mikel Arteta likely has another Richard Keys grilling on the way after he said "innit" in his post-match interview.

The Arsenal boss has been repeatedly criticised this season for his touchlines antics by Keys, who feels he behaves inappropriately during games. Arteta was booked during his side's 3-2 win against Manchester United on Sunday (January 22) for reacting angrily to a foul.

Keys was pleased to see him get cautioned – but his blood will probably be boiling again when he learns of Arteta's sarcastic response to the yellow card.

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When asked by Sky Sports reporter Geoff Shreeves in his post-match interview if he needed to learn from it, he replied: "You can always get better in life, innit."

Arteta's use of slang had viewers in stitches, but Keys will no doubt find a way to criticise him for it. Earlier this month the former Sky presenter suggested he was to blame for the Tottenham fan attack on Aaron Ramsdale.

Speaking on beIN SPORTS, Keys said of Arteta: "My fear is – and I've said it for a long time now, that the guy in the middle there is the one that's most to blame for the inflammatory behaviour on the touchline that winds people up.

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"If he's not behaving himself then it's likely that others in his team are not going to either – who ultimately then becomes master of the discipline? There isn't anyone."

After Arteta was booked at the weekend, Keys tweeted: "Well done, Antony Taylor. Quite right. Perhaps we’re making progress now. There’s absolutely no need for it."

The criticism dates back to November, when Keys called on referees to 'do something' about the touchline behaviour of Arteta.


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