Has Arsenal star revealed reason for recent slow starts?

There have been a few games recently in which Arsenal seemed to take an age to get going. While you could sort of understand if the players flagged towards the end of a match after all the midweek European matches and then the busy festive period, that does not explain why the Gunners were so slow out of the blocks, but perhaps the Arsenal and England star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has shed some light onto the subject this week.

When Arsenal were up against the German club Borussia Dortmund a few years ago their manager at the time was the current Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and he made the famous remark about their style of football being like heavy metal compared with Arsenal under Arsene Wenger being more like an orchestra.

Well the subject of music has come up again, after the Ox revealed on kicca.com that the manager’s choice of music to get the lads up for a recent game was a song by old blue eyes Frank Sinatra, but Chamberlain and his teammates were not exactly inspired by Wenger’s tunes.

He said, “Great song, what an artist, but it really killed the vibes out there.

“That whole idea didn’t work because you can’t be listening to Frank Sinatra and then Rick Ross next track. It just doesn’t work. I think the Boss might have had a little smile and a chuckle and he just wandered off.”

So have we got to the bottom of our recent slow starts? If so then someone needs to sort the pre-match music out. Maybe Herr Klopp has a few ideas….



  1. Ks-Gunner says:

    Stay away from the media, and focus on your football potatohead.

    1. Break-on-through says:

      Id play Firestarter, twisted firestarter, Progidy.

  2. Varun says:

    Yes! Finally, the truth comes out! The reason for our slow start is the music that our stars (who make more in a week than some of us do in a year) listen to before games.
    What utter trash!
    Admin, I think you should have a mechanism to vote/downvote on articles. A lot of such trash will stay hidden.

  3. Ramterta says:

    is sanchez a better striker than lewandowski?

    1. Juhi McLovin says:

      Striker? No. Forward? Yes.

      What I mean is, Sanchez is effective on the wing and as a striker.

  4. Arsenal_Girl says:

    Play “Eye of The Tiger” in the locker room or some Guns N Roses. That will fire them up.

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      Ace of spades by Motorhead…If that don’t make ya wanna take on somebody. I don’t know what will…

      1. Juhi McLovin says:

        Rammstein is my shout. Play Mein Herz Brennt and they will get an extra inch for their spine!

        1. NY_Gunner says:

          Spot on . Or “Sonne”…Cranked up past 10.

  5. ger burke says:

    hows about playing queens great song we are the champions over and over again in the dressing room !!. maybe that might put a firework up their collective backsides.!!what a feeble excuse .

    1. Break-on-through says:

      Mud in your face, (point at Ramsey), you big disgrace ..lol

  6. citrenoogeht says:

    I’m a great believer in the accumulative positive effects of Dave Brailsford’s marginal gains. This philosophy aims to capitalise on even minute positive adjustments in an athlete’s lifestyle with the intention of improving their performance. With that said, something as peripheral as background music can have either a positive or negative effect on the performance of an athlete. This is why many a football player recognise this and can be seen zoning out with their headphones on when they arrive at the stadium on the day of the match. If the sound of Frank Sinatra is distracting, it has to be addressed. I would suggest it is the job of the club captain to have a word. We need our boys to be in the ‘right frame of mind’ every time they take to the field.

  7. citrenoogeht says:

    I think it would be near enough impossible to find a common consensus from the team on a song that they agree to all listen to and enjoy. With today’s technology, I don’t see why the team cannot be supplied with a set of Apple ‘AirPods’ each, in which they could listen to their own selection of music whilst being able to hear any other ambient noise and engage in conversations with one another.

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