“If I was playing, Haaland would be all I was thinking about”: Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown slams Rob Holding for making it easy for Haaland in Arsenal’s 4-1 loss to City

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Martin Keown, Arsenal legend, has criticised Rob Holding following the Gunners’ 4-1 loss to City on Wednesday night.

Watch: Thomas Partey and Jack Grealish heated altercation during Wednesday’s encounter

The Gunners were trounced by Pep’s men yesterday, who are now genuine title contenders.

City scored within 5 minutes when Haaland held off Rob Holding to receive a pass before laying it on for De Bruyne to race through on goal.

Watch: Reiss Nelson dribbling his way through City’s midfield with ease immediately after coming on leaves Arsenal fans baffled as to why Arteta didn’t start him

Keown speaking to BT Sport following the game said:

“If I was playing, Haaland would be all I was thinking about. Holding lost that battle. The very first challenge, that’s where they concede the first goal.

“You’ve got to put your marker down, you’ve got to be physical, maybe take a booking. But Haaland is just strutting around that pitch and it looked really easy at times.”

“That’s something these young Arsenal defenders are going to have to learn, and learn quickly.”

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