'The most pathetic thing I've ever seen': Agbonlahor reacts after seeing what happened in Arsenal training last season
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'The most pathetic thing I've ever seen': Agbonlahor reacts after seeing what happened in Arsenal training last season

Former Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonhlaor has blasted Mikel Arteta after seeing what the manager did in Arsenal training last season. 

Agbonlahor spoke on TalkSPORT today and reacted to the latest trailer for the Arsenal ‘All or Nothing’ documentary. The video shows Arteta playing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ through speakers to prepare his team for a trip to Anfield. 

The Gunners boss made his team train with the anthem playing in the background to get his players ready for the hostile atmosphere at Liverpool. 

Arsenal went on to lose the game 4-0 and Agbonlahor has branded Arteta’s methods as ‘pathetic’.  

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Agbonlahor reacts to Arsenal training 

Speaking on TalkSPORT, Agbonlahor said he would have found it ‘funny’ if he was involved in the training session under Arteta

“First of all, this documentary is going to be funnier than a Kevin Hart standup for me,” he said.  

“I feel that is the most pathetic thing I’ve ever seen (Arteta playing Anfield music) and if I was on that pitch training, I’d probably find it funny. I think you’d be laughing with your teammates.

“I mean, when they’re playing in the Europa League and they’re playing Fenerbahce away, is he going to get flares for the training ground and drums? Someone coming in and playing the drums while they’re training. 

“Honestly, it’s ridiculous and the players aren’t going to be on board with that. And they lost the game by how many goals? 4-0 was it? 

“These players are international players that have played in big atmospheres, they don’t need it. I’m baffled.” 

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The TalkSPORT man was speaking to fellow pundit Alan Brazil and the Scottish football legend agreed. 

Brazil was a little less scathing in his assessment as he said he could see what Arteta was trying to do, but did label it ‘bonkers’. 

It was certainly an unorthodox method used by Arteta and it clearly had little effect as his players went on to suffer a heavy defeat. 

But the Spanish boss spoke about previous trips to Anfield in his playing days and admitted he had found it difficult there over the years. 

Arteta is clearly committed to giving his Arsenal players any edge he possibly can and he will hope that his methods pay off this season. 

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