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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta reportedly allowed his players to maintain a “intense “boot camp swap on Tuesday in a bid to end his team’s poor form.
The gunmen they haven’t won in the Premier League since the beginning of November when they beat Manchester United.
Indeed, a clear lack of goals is the main cause of their discomfort, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the spotlight.
But key incidents have also played their part behind the scenes. The exclusion of Mesut Ozil from the team is important, as is the filtration of a An uproar in the training field between Dani Ceballos and David Luiz.
However, overall, Arsenal are 14th in the Premier League table ahead of Sunday’s North London derby. As such, prior to meeting Tottenham, Arteta reportedly decided to take action.
ESPN claims the Spanish coach called his team on Tuesday to discuss the reasons for his crash. The source reports that there was a “frank exchange of views.”
Arteta also told players that he will continue to work to find the source of the recent leak.
But after that, the coach reportedly asked his players to meet with each other about their problems.
Those discussions were reportedly “stormy” and “intense”, with many players “pointing fingers” at their colleagues.
However, the talks ended with a positive outcome, with the players agreeing on the ultimate goal of backing Arteta.
Frank Arsenal fan Piers Morgan has said that he thinks there is something “behind the scenes” affecting Arsenal.
He noted the recent decline in Aubameyang; The Gabon international scored 29 goals last season, but this time he has struggled to maintain the same consistency.
Bellerin criticizes Arteta’s ‘unfair’ criticism
Amid Arsenal’s current slump, Arteta has also faced a fair amount of criticism.
In fact, he recently faced questions about whether he has any doubts about his position.
But according to defender Héctor Bellerin, the manager needs more time and resources to turn Arsenal’s fortunes around.