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Arsene Wenger hits back at Roy Keane's "selfies and six packs" comments

Published 08/08/2015 | 21:44

Arsene Wenger has defended his players and slammed Roy Keane's claims that Arsenal's stars are more interested in selfies and six packs than winning Premier League titles.

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Keane, who battled with Wenger and Arsenal for so many years in the Premier League, made the comments last week.

"Ah listen, we have the same thing every year," Keane asserted. "There's too many Arsenal players interested in selfies, whatever they are, and six-packs. Instead of focusing on winning Premier League titles, it's all about how their bodies look and how their hair is. More so than winning football matches is the way things are going.

"They've lots of good players. But it's about having a good team, characters who roll their sleeves up, not just those trying to get their pictures every day of the week, selfies. Selfies will hold them back."

But Wenger has jumped to the defence of his players saying that while he is not a fan of selfies, he has no problem with his players uploading snaps on social media.

"I don't see a problem with players taking pictures and I didn't understand really Keane's argument," said Wenger.

"They were on the plane coming back from a pre-season trip. It was a 13-hour journey, it is boring, you want to have fun. I'm not too big a fan of selfies and I am often the victim of them, but I don't have  any problem with my players doing it."

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