Mikel Arteta has been branded ‘pathetic’ for his role in ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ in training ahead of a Liverpool game in a documentary about Arsenal.
In a behind-the-scenes documentary, ‘All or Nothing’, the Amazon Prime Video series that followed all of Arsenal’s previous seasons, was finally released on Friday.
The most striking moment, however, was Arteta’s decision to play Liverpool’s famous national anthem during training.
It didn’t quite work as a tactic and now Gabi Abonrajo has entered the Gunners’ boss, calling him “pathetic”.
“First of all, the documentary will be more entertaining than Kevin Hart’s stand-up comedy,” the former Aston Villa striker said gruffly on talkSPORT.
“That [‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ playing] The saddest thing I’ve ever seen. If I train on that court, I might find it interesting. You will laugh with your teammates.
“When they play in the Europa League and play away with Fenerbahce, do they have flares for the training ground and the drums.
Did anyone come in and play the drums during practice?
“Honestly, it’s ridiculous. The players won’t agree with that.
“How many goals did they lose, was it 4-0? These are international players playing in a big atmosphere.
While most were baffled by Arteta’s decision, it clearly didn’t go down like a lead balloon in the Arsenal dressing room.
“It’s also good for the players to have something different in training, having that in your head. They’ll be there, they’ll be loud, but we still need to do our job.”
I mean you lost 4-0 Cedric, maybe not so good…