Manchester United legend Roy Keane made headlines recently for his comments regarding the current Arsenal team’s supposed obsession with selfies and not being committed.
Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain fired back at Keane after catching wind of these comments.
“It’s a new era, isn’t it? Some people do it, some don’t,” Oxlade-Chamberlain said, according to the Daily Star.
“We’re serious about winning trophies. Personally, and I can speak for the rest of the squad, we’ve been serious every single year I’ve been at the club about winning trophies.”
Keane’s comments were made leading up to the FA Community Shield, which Arsenal defeated Chelsea 1-0 in.
Oxlade-Chamberlain scored the only goal of the game, which may have fueled him to defend his team’s commitment to winning titles.
It will be difficult for Arsenal to completely silence their critics though, as they are looking to end their Premier League title drought.
Although they have finished in the top four every year since 2004, that was the last time they secured the championship.
They figure to be in contention once again though, as they snagged one of Chelsea’s own in goalkeeper Petr Cech.
Cech showed promise for the Gunners in the Community Shield with a clean sheet.