Photo: Mikel Arteta put a poster up in Arsenal's dressing room at Tottenham's stadium on Sunday
The Gunners’ Amazon documentary last season gave fans an insight into the Spaniard’s management. His team talks were fairly different to what we’ve previously seen, and they have clearly helped the players take their game to the next level.
The one before the North London Derby on Sunday may have involved a poster that was pasted in the dressing room at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Mikel Arteta put a poster up in Arsenal’s dressing room at Tottenham’s stadium on Sunday
Tottenham had a decent start to the game in the first five minutes of the first half, but from that point, it was all Arsenal until the break.
Hugo Lloris’ howler gave the Gunners a well-deserved lead before Martin Odegaard’s excellent strike from outside the box sealed the game for Arteta’s side.
Arsenal’s players celebrated hard on the pitch in front of their fans, and the celebrations continued in the dressing room. Numerous pictures have come out since, and we’ve spotted something really interesting pasted on the walls of the changing room.
Arteta appears to have put up a poster that says ‘identity,’ with each alphabet of the word signifying a trait that the Gunners boss has instilled in his players at the club. I stands for Intensity, D for discipline and so on.
Check out the poster in the background of the below picture where Arsenal’s players sent a message to women’s team star Beth Mead following the passing of her mother.
Arsenal have often been forced to play a different style of football against big teams away from home over the last few years. That has not worked out at all.
Since the second half of last season, Arteta has instilled the belief into his side that they can play their game anywhere in the country and pick up results. That identity is now evident every time they play, and that’s one of the biggest reasons why they are where they are in the table.
Arteta probably put up that poster in the away dressing room at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday to remind his players to not forget their identity when they stepped onto the pitch.
That definitely seems to have worked as they dominated Tottenham and deservedly won the game.
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