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Mikel Arteta used a tweet from an opposition player to motivate his Arsenal players, they won the game

Nasir Jabbar

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Mikel Arteta used a tweet from an opposition player to motivate his Arsenal players, they won the game

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Mikel Arteta used an old tweet from Ivan Toney to motivate Arsenal ahead of their home fixture against Brentford last season.

The latest episode of All or Nothing: Arsenal shows Arteta putting the social media post on the dressing room tactics board to inspire his players.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

It came as Brentford beat Arsenal 2-0 on the opening day of the 2021/22 Premier League campaign.

Toney, who didn't score in the game, appeared to mock the Gunners, tweeting: "Nice kick about with the boys."

Well, the striker's tweet didn't go down well with Arteta, who stewed on the post until the reverse fixture.

The Spaniard used the tweet to fire up his team and it had the desired effect, with Arteta's side beating Thomas Frank's charges 2-1.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

Speaking in the documentary, Arteta said: "Before I go, because it’s still in my stomach and I have managed to keep it for four months, five months, six months.

"This is Toney after the game when we played at Brentford. You know what he did? You know his tweet? Nice kick about with the boys this afternoon.

"So today they play in our house, guys there is only one team on that f**king pitch - and it’s us! Only one team, it’s like they don’t play football.

"We take that f**king ball, we take the game, we go for it and let’s f**king win this game!"

Alexandre Lacazette even mocked Toney, tweeting his counterpart's exact same message following Arsenal's win at the Emirates.

Episodes 4-6 of All or Nothing: Arsenal will be available to stream on Thursday.

Topics: Mikel Arteta, Arsenal, Football, Brentford

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