Mikel Arteta tore into Arsenal squad with incredible speech after Newcastle loss

Footage has emerged of Mikel Arteta putting the Arsenal squad on blast following their defeat to Newcastle last season.

After a poor start to the campaign, the Gunners fought their way back into Champions League contention. But on the back of a run of results from Tottenham, they needed a result as St James’ Park.

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But when it really mattered, they couldn’t produce the goods. An own goal from Ben White left Arsenal with a mountain to climb. However, rather than being able to scale their way up the rocky mountain face, they succumbed to an avalanche as Bruno Guimaraes secured a 2-0 victory for his team.

This match left the players and fans heartbroken. And thanks to the penultimate episode of ‘All or Nothing’, we know exactly how the manager reacted.

Mikel Arteta slams the Arsenal squad

Following the match, the Spaniard stormed into the dressing room and told the entire line-up precisely what he thought of their performance.

“It doesn’t matter what I say. It doesn’t matter what you say now, it is too late. They were 10,000 times better than us today. In everything.”


He continued: “We didn’t earn the right to play, we didn’t win a f***ing duel, we didn’t win a second ball, we were horrible with the f***ing ball, we had no organisation, we had nothing, guys. Nothing!

“So now [zips mouth shut], shut your mouth and eat it. We could have conceded eight goals, and when you see the chances, you will cry. You will cry, the way we have competed. It’s not the way we have competed, it’s that we didn’t compete at all in the game.

“It’s f***ing embarrassing to come here and work the way we’ve done it. Embarrassing, guys. What happened today is f***ing unacceptable. And if you accept something like this, you are living in a different world, guys. A different world.”


Despite eventually missing out on the top four last season, Arsenal have bounced back with a superb start to this campaign. After winning both of their opening Premier League games, they are joint-top of the table.

You can watch Arsenal: All or Nothing via Amazon Prime here.

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