Roy Keane appeared to take a sly dig at Arsenal's celebrations against Liverpool despite coming to the defence of Mikel Arteta's side. After the Gunners beat their title rivals last week it was their reaction to the game that caused the most uproar.
Martin Odegaard's heartfelt moment — taking pictures of the club photographer in front of the home fans — was just one part of an extended display of passion and joy at the Emirates Stadium. Mikel Arteta's own jubilation at Gabriel Martinelli's winner also left rival fans and pundits angry too.
«Just get down the tunnel, you've won a game,» Jamie Carragher said after the game. «It's three points, you've been brilliant,you are back in the title race, get back down the tunnel. I am serious — honestly.»
It sparked a week of debate over the celebration police and Keane gave his own verdict on the matter before Arsenal ran out comprehensive 6-0 winners over West Ham. «It happens but you can't get carried away but that's the nature of the best,» he said.
«Teams get excited and get giddy, we see it every week now. Obviously, we saw Arsenal get criticised last week, but we see teams every week now [celebrate] when they get a big result.
»Yes, celebrate and get photographs, but as we know, there's a long way to go in that league challenge and you can't get too carried away. We know what football does to you, it kicks you in the teeth."
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However, after Manchester United's late 2-1 win over Aston Villa, Keane once more raised the players' reaction to the game. «Yeah [they're good scenes]. Not over the top is it?Read on football.london