Arteta unveils his half-time teamtalk which inspired the fightback

Mikel Arteta told reporters what he said at half-time to his Arsenal players before watching his side overturn a 1-0 deficit to Wolves last night.

The Gunners were trailing for much of the game, with Hwang Hee-Chan intercepting Gabriel Magalhaes backpass to Aaron Ramsdale before rounding the goalkeeper and scoring, and we remained second-best for much of the early exchanges.

It was very much a game of two halves however, as we really turned the screw after the interval, and the manager has revealed what he told his players during the break.

He insisted that the result was an important one for now and for the future development of his players, before opening up on his comments.

“That’s what we need as a team, and now we are building a team with a lot of young talent and a lot of new players, they live those experiences,” he told reporters after full-time (as quoted by Football.London). “I said to them at half-time: ‘If you want to be at the top by the end of May, we are going to have to overturn results maybe two, three or four more times, and today is an opportunity.'”

Our team clearly took their chance, and showed just how much they really wanted it by fighting until the very last moment to claim all three points, and each of them can take pride in their efforts in the second half to get the big three points.

There is still a long way to go, but that result has very-much solidified our bid for fourth, but we will need to fight for more points if we are to actually achieve it.


Tags Mikel Arteta Wolves


  1. so the theory is that the inspiring “team talk” was like creeper weed or purple microdot so it took quite some time to take effect…nice one

  2. Arteta doing what he does best and taking credit for let’s be honest a lucky win .
    But when it goes tits up he’s nowhere to be seen .

    1. So when we fail to win, blame him, but when we win, he gets no credit. That seems fair, and balanced haha!

      Like I said in our last conversion, no critical thinking, just agenda.

      Just out of interest, where should we be in the table right now if MA was not our manager?

    2. It’s wrong to be this negative. The process is yielding the desired results. let’s learn how to be appreciative

    3. Listen you British troopz

      I know your hatred for arteta is too much

      Firstly when we lose your the first to rant where the hell are you when we win? You rant arteta if we lose why don’t u praise him when we win ??

      And I open ur eyes
      You seriously can’t see the progress made by arsenal under arteta ???

      Not even joking Tottenham is not our biggest rival fans like you are.

        1. Dan Kit.. You are so rude with this comment. For some of us here, English is not out first language but still we tried to learn. Give the dude some credit because I’m sure you cannot, I repeat again, you cannot read, speak nor type some of our native languages. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not in support about how he started his comment but yours is much worse. You should learn or try to respect someone who is even trying to learn your language. At least if you read between the lines, you would surely know exactly what he meant

    4. Let’s be honest, it takes luck to earn a win in the premier league, nowadays.
      Even man city at the beginning of the year managed to beat us through luck, so what are you saying.

  3. ‘If you want to be at the top by the end of May’….this tells me that the players want to be at the top at the end of the season… other words the players are playing for top 4…….that’s good to know

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