Keane determined to restore Sunderland pride as Arsenal arrive
Sunderland may have secured their Premier League status, but their fiery manager Roy Keane is demanding a strong display to send a sell-out crowd home happy against the Gunners at the Stadium of Light on Sunday afternoon. The Black Cats boss blew his to
Sunderland may have secured their Premier League status, but their fiery manager Roy Keane is demanding a strong display to send a sell-out crowd home happy against the Gunners at the Stadium of Light on Sunday afternoon.
The Black Cats' boss blew his top after his side's 2-0 defeat at Bolton on Saturday, accusing several players of a lack of respect.
And the former Manchester United legend (pictured) wants a stark improvement.
"Every game is an opportunity to impress me, but there will be changes in the summer because I'm saying the same thing week in, week out," he warned.
You may also want to watch:
"We've lost 22 games this season and people keep telling me we've had a good season, but I'm lucky to still be in a job."
Three defeats in the past four Premier League games have annoyed the Irishman.
- 1 Muswell Hill man captures picture of car bursting into flames in high street
- 2 West Hampstead mum Nazanin 'loses appeal' in Iran
- 3 'Forever grateful': Community steps up after man's dog dies on Hampstead Heath
- 4 Primrose Hill 'Howloween' party to support rescue dogs
- 5 Tributes paid to Primrose Hill mother-of-four as fundraiser launched
- 6 Coldplay and Ed Sheeran to perform at Earthshot Prize ceremony at Ally Pally
- 7 Charles de Gaulle's old Hampstead home on sale for £15m
- 8 Man charged with murder of Nicole Hurley in Primrose Hill
- 9 The Outsider: Residents take aim at plans for high street pub
- 10 Muswell Hill couple slam planning laws as chipboard outhouse appears
The manner of some of those losses has left him fuming.
But there is no doubt there's enough talent in the Wearsiders' ranks to trouble an Arsenal side who are guaranteed to finish in third place, win, lose or draw.
Kenwynne Jones, in particular, has earned some admiring glances for his physical forward play, netting seven times in the league.
Michael Chopra has also scored six times but the former Newcastle United man has yet to convince the Sunderland faithful of his worth, mainly because of his strong ties to St James' Park.
Seven wins since January helped Sunderland move away from the relegation zone and maintain their top-flight status.
And they are one of the strongest sides on their home patch outside the top four, with nine wins in front of their own fans this term.
Keane, however, wants that to reach double figures on the final Sunday.