Richard Keys has taken aim at Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta for showing a lack of dignity with his touchline behaviour in his side’s 3-1 win over Liverpool last weekend.


Arsenal delivered a big win on Sunday at home against Liverpool and reestablished themselves as contenders for the Premier League title this season.


However, Arteta and his players came under fire following the game for excessive celebrations with former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher being one of the prime voices.




Keys has never been a fan of Arteta’s touchline antics and the veteran broadcaster believes the Gunners boss against crossed a line at the Emirates on Sunday.


He pointed out that Arsenal were handed the win through defensive howlers and thinks the Spaniard embarrassed the club with his excessive celebrations on the touchline.



The 66-year-old stressed that Arteta showed a lack of dignity and insisted that top managers such as Carlo Ancelotti never behave in such a way.


Keys wrote on his personal blog: “Arsenal were gifted the points by Van Dijk and Alisson.



“You don’t celebrate a defensive howler, the likes of which those two conjured, by doing what Arteta did.


“He once again embarrassed The Arsenal. A proper club let’s not forget. One that has set the standards for behaviour down the years.


“Show some dignity man.


“When have you ever seen Ancelotti do what Arteta did? The Italian has won the lot but never has he danced a ridiculous jig on the touchline whilst two top pros are trying to find somewhere to hide.


“It was poor.


“And so was Arteta’s behaviour on the touchline during the game. I thought we’d curbed his excesses? Clearly, we need to again.”


Regardless of Keys’ criticism, Arsenal are now sitting just two points behind league leaders Liverpool in the Premier League standings.