Paul Scholes pokes fun at Arsenal legend for referring to Mikel Arteta as ‘boss’
Former Arsenal defender called Mikel Arteta boss, to many people’s surprise, especially Paul Scholes.
Paul Scholes couldn’t help but laugh after hearing Martin Keown refer to Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta as ‘boss’, live on BT Sport.
Speaking to Arteta on BT Sport, Keown said: “Boss, you look incredibly relaxed this evening.”
The former Arsenal defender was commenting on the game on Wednesday night, knowing that a win for Manchester City would see them become favourites to go on and win a third consecutive Premier League title.
With the scoreline 2-0 at half-time, you’d already say that is the case with the momentum firmly behind Pep Guardiola’s side in the Premier League title race.
They haven’t won anything yet just yet, but by checking the most recommended betting sites you will see the most recent odds for the league finale.
The pressure is undoubtedly on Arteta’s Arsenal side.
Keown, however, is enjoying the job Arteta has done at Arsenal. So much that he’s even called him boss!
It did not take Scholes long to react to his former rival, taking to Instagram to poke fun at Keown.
Scholes took to his Instagram story to write: “Did Martin Keon just call Arteta boss…” along with an array of laughing emojis.
Speaking ahead of the match, Keown said: “Arsene Wenger knew how to get the best out of me. Because I would be uptight and tense [before a big match] and I’d look around the dressing room and draw the energy off the players.
“I think that is what you need to do.
“But these are games you wait your whole career for, so if you are in fear of this then what are you in the game for.
“You have got to love it, you have to embrace it. It is a big challenge, of course it is.
“But when we took to the pitch, back in the day it was Manchester United we were up against, we went out with our shoulders up, back, heads up.
“And we knew we could go to battle with this group of players because they were so good.
“That is the feeling the Arsenal players need to have today and that was the message from Arsene Wenger.
“Believe in each other, trust your teammate, and go and do your job and that is what Arsenal need to do tonight.”
Stretty News verdict
Obviously, we would rather see Arsenal win the title than City making it three in a row. Guardiola’s side winning the league will also give them a chance to win the treble. Something we don’t even want to think about.
At least we can stop them in the FA Cup final at Wembley!