Arteta “too angry to talk to Arsenal players” after Burnley
Mikel Arteta was reportedly so frustrated after Arsenal’s loss to Burnley that he did not speak to his players in the dressing room after the game.
The 1-0 loss to Sean Dyche’s side was the Gunners’ fourth straight home loss and intensified the pressure on Arteta.
A 1-1 draw with Southampton Wednesday ended the losing streak, but the club remain in crisis, placing 15th in the table ahead of the weekend’s trip to Everton.
And Athleticism report that Arteta “was so disappointed and frustrated” after the loss to Burnley that “he didn’t speak to the players after the game”.
Instead, he waited until the next day to hold an investigation at the training ground.
The same report also describes the dissatisfaction within the squad, particularly around the way players are treated differently by Arteta and the club as a whole.
Arteta’s application of his “non-negotiable” has been called into question, with some accusations of double standard amid unruly on and off the pitch.
Arteta allowing Willian to start Leeds United game after his unauthorized trip to Dubai was reportedly particularly inflammatory with others the feeling that they would have been punished harder for the same transgression.