Arsenal Training Clip Shows Mikel Arteta Is The Manager They Need
A video showing new Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta talking to Alexandre Lacazette shows why he could be the man to save their season.
Arteta is seen talking to the French striker who asks if he can perform flicks in a passing drill.
The Spaniard immediately shuts him down and tells him the drill is about finding the right pass and positioning yourself to receive the ball.
WATCH THIS:- Cathal Lynch (@DeathByFootball) December 24, 2019
Arteta doing a quick passing drill, Lacazette asks him if he can use flicks and backheels during the drill.
Arteta tells him no, the drill is to work on correct body shape and positioning to find the best pass and to be in the correct position to receive a pass #AFC pic.twitter.com/bmj09BBPXD
It's a fascinating early look into how the 37-year-old will have his side playing.
He's spent the last few seasons as an assistant to Pep Guardiola so his attention to detail will be no shock.
Arsenal fans are delighted with the early promise shown by their new boss
At last, none of the slap dash habits at training. The laughing and horsing around at training has culminated in this horror show that masquerades as football. MA is the man!- Runjan Chetty (@RunjanChetty) December 24, 2019
Flicks and tricks are vital in the game at times but yes you are correct, most of the time correct body position and simple passes are more useful.- Kendaf - M1Ö:part_alternation_mark::goat: (@JustGaming09) December 24, 2019
It's not the first time Arteta has spoken to his players about performing needless tricks.
David Ornstein of The Athletic reported that Arteta was keen to highlight the issue in his first training session on Sunday.
The former Arsenal midfielder is quoted as telling his players:
"You don't do this during the match, so why are you doing it now?"
Ornstein: During the training session on Sunday when the players were doing the rondos - quite a few of the Arsenal players were flicking it with a trick to elude the defender and Arteta stopped each time and said "You don't do this during the match, so why are you doing it now?"- LTArsenal:tm: (@ltarsenal) December 24, 2019
It's a level of authority we've not seen at the Emirates Stadium for some time.
You wonder if this could be the start of something great for the North London outfit.
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