Richard Keys tells Mikel Arteta to ‘show more dignity’ after over-the-top Arsenal celebrations
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Richard Keys was not pleased at full-time (Picture: beIN SPORTS)

has urged to ‘show a little more dignity’ after his celebrations during ’s 3-1 win over Liverpool on Sunday.

Second-half goals from and Leandro Trossard saw the Gunners claim a vital win and reignite their Premier League title hopes.

Arteta was seen celebrating wildly following Martinelli’s goal before charging down the touchline after Trossard’s injury-time strike.

His actions have come under fire from Keys, who believed the Spaniard’s actions throughout the match lacked dignity.

‘Today is worth celebrating as they’ve beaten one of the big teams and it’s critical as the title race opens up as a result,’ he said on beIN Sports.

‘But I do wish, first of all, that Mikel Arteta would behave much better. He’s returned to behaving the way he was persistently last year before the rules were changed to check him and keep him in his dugout.

‘I just wish he’d have a little more class about him when Liverpool handed them the second goal, and the third one, off he goes again.

Mikel Arteta celebrated furiously following Arsenal’s win (Picture: Getty)

‘If you stick one in the top corner to go 2-1 up, OK, but that’s a gift. 

‘I just think Arteta needs to show a little more dignity, especially when the goals were presents.’

Arteta was not the only person to catch the ire of pundits, however, with Arsenal players’ over-the-top celebrations after the full-time whistle the source of much consternation.

Skipper Martin Odegaard was  for taking photos of club photographer Stuart MacFarlane.

Gary Neville felt the celebrations , while Rio Ferdinand  for ‘doing laps of the ground’ and celebrating as though Arsenal had won the league.

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