Ben White was brutally singled out by Mikel Arteta after Arsenal scored twice at Watford

Arsenal defender Ben White was singled out by Mikel Arteta for his miscommunication

Mikel Arteta brutally singled out Ben White and told him to be more vocal as he dressed after Arsenal scored twice at Watford… with the Gunners boss also threatening to leave four players out of training!

  • Mikel Arteta has criticized the defender for not being vocal enough in training
  • The Arsenal boss also threatened to send off four players from one session
  • Arteta punished his players after conceding twice against Watford in March

A new clip from the Amazon Prime series Arsenal: All or Nothing has shown Mikel Arteta punishing his team in tense scenes after a game against Watford in March.

Although the Gunners ran out 3-2 winners at Vicarage Road, newly released clips show the 40-year-old unhappy with his side’s defensive performance against a club who would be relegated.

After the result, Arteta called a meeting of his defenders to review his performance in the match. In a presentation where he highlighted issues he had discovered in the result with his bottom line, Arteta vented his frustrations openly.

Arsenal defender Ben White was singled out by Mikel Arteta for his miscommunication

‘The other day we suffered, we had difficulties defensively. Do you agree with this? Yes? Arteta asks his players.

“So we have to understand why, okay? First, as a line you have to be. Were we a line, yes or no?’

In particular, the Spanish manager expressed his frustrations with Ben White, who had arrived at the club for a fee of £50m at the start of the season and had started the Watford game alongside Gabriel at center back. Arsenal’s defence.

“Communication, training, were you actively training the other day during the game?” Added.

The documentary also highlighted Arteta’s attempts to get more out of his team.

After being forced into self-isolation, the former Everton midfielder watched hours of footage and expressed his displeasure with the performance of certain members of his squad on the training ground.

In particular, he singled out four unnamed players who he believed had underperformed in training: “I had a lot of time to watch things, I watched 21 training sessions.

The Arsenal manager called his defenders together for a meeting after a game against Watford

The Arsenal manager called his defenders together for a meeting after a game against Watford

Arteta also spoke about four unnamed players who he believed were not up to their ability in training.

Arteta also spoke about four unnamed players who he believed were not up to their ability in training.

“There are a few players who are training exceptionally well, there is a large majority of players who are training well and there is a group of players who have just come through,” Arteta told the squad.

‘Sunday’s training, if I was here, four players leave training. Four! Four players after 15 minutes.’

‘We’re not training in the park, we’re not in kindergarten, and we’re not here wasting time. Too many players laugh, and the other thing is to complain.

‘Someone is playing tricks, complain. I make a mistake, it’s his mistake. No. We have to raise the bar and it goes for everyone.

All or nothing would also highlight the problems between the Arsenal boss and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang

All or nothing would also highlight the problems between the Arsenal boss and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang

All or Nothing also gave an insight into the manager’s fractured relationship with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who would eventually leave Arsenal by mutual consent after being stripped of the club’s captaincy.

With rumors suggesting Aubameyang is set for a Premier League return with Chelsea, Piers Morgan took to Twitter to vent his frustrations at the Arsenal manager’s treatment of his former star striker.

“He’s a poor timekeeper, big deal. Tuchel handled him brilliantly, Arteta chose to humiliate him and give him away, and it cost us Top4.’

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