The Gunners’ 2-1 defeat to Wolves at the Emirates on Sunday means they have just 13 points from their first ten matches this term, which is their worst total at this stage in Premier League history.
Gabriel’s goal midway through the first half was Arsenal’s first from open play in the last eight hours of league football and Mikel Arteta’s side face arch rivals Tottenham next Sunday.
With the pressure building on the Spaniard, Keane was in a typically brazen mood after the game and he jokingly claimed the Gunners will ‘have enough’ to stay clear of relegation.
Asked how big next week’s North London derby is for Arteta, Keane told SkySports: ‘They all seem big at the moment obviously don’t they?
‘That might be the best thing for them to have next week- a derby. Obviously there’s no supporters there going away maybe less pressure than at home.
‘But I still think Arsenal will have enough to stay up I think. I still think they’ll be strong enough to stay in the division.’
Arteta claimed he was happy with the response of his players in the second half, suggesting they showed the type of ‘desire’ he wants to see from them to win matches.
‘It’s a really bad result,’ said Arteta.
‘The performance in the first half we had our moments. They had two shots on target and score twice.
‘We had a great reaction in the second half, we went all for it.
The team showed great desire and how much they want to win the game. We created opportunities, the chances but the goal didn’t arrive. I’m disappointed because I think we merit more from the game.’