Martin Keown slams Sky Sports' 'BIASED' commentary on Arsenal

Martin Keown slams Sky Sports’ ‘BIASED’ commentary on Arsenal, as he says Gary Neville ‘has a problem’ and Martin Tyler ‘can’t hide that it HURTS him’ to see the Gunners win, after their title collapse

  • Arsenal’s Premier League title challenge collapsed after a 3-0 defeat to Brighton
  • Martin Tyler and Gary Neville were on commentary for the game on Sky Sports
  • Former Gunners defender Martin Keown criticised their coverage of the match 

Martin Keown has criticised Gary Neville and Martin Tyler for their coverage on Arsenal during the 3-0 defeat to Brighton on Sunday.

The Gunners’ title challenge imploded at the Emirates after they were outplayed by Roberto De Zerbi’s side with Julio Enciso, Deniz Undav and Pervis Estupinan all scoring.

It leaves Mikel Arteta’s outfit four points off Manchester City having played a game more, meaning City could win the league next weekend.

The loss to Brighton was aired on Sky Sports with Tyler and Neville on co-commentary and Keown – an Arsenal legend who won three Premier League titles with the club – was unhappy with their reporting on the game.

‘The Sky commentary yesterday,’ he told talkSPORT. ‘How bias is the commentary team? It’s frightening. Honestly!

Martin Keown has slammed Sky Sports’ ‘biased’ commentary on Arsenal in the loss to Brighton

The Gunners’ title challenge imploded with a 3-0 defeat to Roberto De Zerbi’s side on Sunday

‘Martin Tyler is a great professional but he simply cannot hide that it hurts him that Arsenal might win a game of football.

‘Ah honestly! We know that Neville has got the problem. He was almost apologising for it when he said we should be sending Martinelli off (for a foul on Karou Mitoma) – no no not at all, you go with your instinct.

‘So there you go, there’s a poke in the eye to a commentator. I should be more be more respectful.

‘Martin’s a great commentator, but please Sky, don’t put him on the Arsenal games anymore it’s a really hard listen!’

Keown, who regularly appears as a pundit on talkSPORT, BT Sport, BBC and Mail Sport, seemed to be frustrated by Sky’s coverage and continued to make his point when pressed by fellow presenters Jim White and Simon Jordan.

‘You tell me, is Martin Tyler bias?,’ he continued. ‘Get the Arsenal fans on. They’ve got to listen to it. There’s only 60,000 in the stadium, but millions listening on at home. Ask them what they think?’ 

White then pressed Keown on whether he thinks Tyler is anti-Arsenal, before an irked Keown added: ‘Yes I do! Come on, let’s get it out there.’

Keown labelled Martin Tyler (left) and Gary Neville (right) as anti-Arsenal commentators

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