‘A real shame’ – Arsenal legend makes surprising Gareth Bale admission

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Dom Le Roy

Arsenal legend, Martin Keown has surprisingly admitted that he has been disappointed to see Gareth Bale struggle at Spurs and that he is hoping to see the Welshman get back to his best in the near future.

What seemed like a fairytale return to his old stomping ground in the summer looks to be turning into a nightmare for Bale.

Reports indicate that Jose Mourinho and his coaching staff are having doubts about the Welshman’s hunger and desire to turn his fortunes around.

Meanwhile, it has been suggested that the returning superstar remains keen to have a run of games under his belt so that he can prove his worth to the side.

With just a few months left until the end of the season, it is looking increasingly unlikely that Bale will be able to hit the expected heights in North London.

However, Keown admitted that he is desperate for the on-loan Real Madrid star to do well.

The former Gunners defender told the BBC (as relayed by Football.London): “If you are a player who cannot go 100%, he seems that he is playing within himself.

“[Jose] Mourinho has tried to protect him. Clearly, he has an injury problem. They have had a scan on it and it doesn’t seem to be going away.

“I sincerely hope he can get fit again. This is an Arsenal man sitting here saying it, by the way, because I want to see Gareth Bale at his best.

“To be denied that it’s a real shame. If it is an injury problem then it’s a frustration.”

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With the Europa League resuming again soon, hopefully, Bale will get some starts under his belt and a chance to show Mourinho that he deserves more opportunities in the Premier League. However, based on what we have seen from the Welshman so far, one cannot fault the Spurs boss for using the winger sparingly.

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