Mikel Arteta Wanted To Send 4 Arsenal Players Home After Disastrous Training Session. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta was visibly enraged following a pretty mediocre training session, which was captured in the club’s ‘All or Nothing’ documentary, which is available on Amazon Prime.
After taking some time off, the Spanish manager returned to the practice field to recuperate from Covid-19 around the New Year. During his absence, Arteta’s players’ performance plainly declined, and he wasn’t reluctant to express his displeasure.
It was then revealed to the players that Arteta had been keeping track of the team’s every move while he was away. The Gunners’ manager informed the team, who appeared embarrassed; as stated by The Mirror.
“There are a few players who train exceptionally well. There is the vast majority of players, who train well. And there is a group of players, who just come. The training session on Sunday, if I was here, four go out of the session. Four players after 15 minutes. Gone.
“We are not training in the park. We are not in nursery. And we are not here wasting our time. Too many players laughing. And the other thing is, complaining.
“Someone gives a bad pass, complaining. I give a bad pass, it’s his mistake. No! We have to raise the level and it goes for everyone. Every single one, because now is in or out. So, every f***ing day in training, every single ball.”
"I accept losing. I don't accept these f****** standards, I'm telling you. these standards, It's nowhere near. I'm not criticising attitude but attitude is not enough, courage is not enough, you have to have much more than that & it's nowhere near"
– Arteta after Fa cup exit pic.twitter.com/R35BCYHm7I
— Doc (@karthikadhaigal) August 9, 2022
Arteta did not name the four players on camera, but the clip is another must-see snippet from the much-discussed documentary.