Has Arteta identified the leak? Manager claimed to be ignoring one star

Mikel Arteta is claimed to have had a falling out with Arsenal defender David Luiz, with the pair no longer believed to be on speaking terms.

The Metro claims that the current situation could be down to the belief that the former Chelsea man has been leaking information to the press from the inside.

Luiz had an altercation with Dani Ceballos on the training field some weeks back, a fact that was initially denied by the Real Madrid loanee, only for Arteta to later admit the incident had taken place.

The Spaniard was believed to have been furious that his players would mention such an incident, that should have been kept inside the camp, and he is now said to no longer be in contact with David Luiz.

The 33 year-old hasn’t been seen since he was taken off against Wolves after a clash of heads with Raul Jimenez, with the club believed to be monitoring his recovery, but his absence may well be deeper than that.

It appears to be one thing after an other at the Emirates currently, with the club struggling for form in the league having picked up only four points from their eight most recent fixtures.

The club have already moved to dismiss the reports about the falling out however, but just as we saw with Mesut Ozil, the club isn’t revealing much from behind the scenes conflicts.

Could Luiz have been the one giving away all the inside info?

Patrick

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14 Comments

  1. Armoury says:

    Arteta treats his players differently. Some are treated with velvet gloves, whilst he’s very hard on other players. What a poor manager, on and off the field

  2. Sue says:

    Back to no fans in the stadium then…

  3. SueP says:

    As it has been denied then this ‘story’ only destabilises still further a club in a difficult place

    I’d rather wait until it is confirmed

    1. Colin Bartle says:

      Arteta needs to be sacked, he has no ability to change matters when things go wrong. He is devoid of ideas. Rather get rid of him now than be relegated!!!!

  4. Vinod says:

    Seeing all these “inside reports” coming up lately there seems to be something more happening behind the scenes.

    If Arteta is not sacked, he and the board need to be man enough to trim the squad to 20 – 22, even if it requires buying out some contracts. And that should happen within first 2 weeks of the transfer window.

  5. gotanidea says:

    This report doesn’t make any sense, since Luiz started at the Wolves game

  6. John says:

    I hope someone leaks that he has identified the leak.

  7. Mobella says:

    The only person responsible for this mess we are in is the coach. His inexperience and ego is dragging our club into turmoil. He keeps telling Saliba ,a player we payed 27m for, you are sh””t, I don’t want you each time he opens him mouth to talk about him. How is the boy going to be ready if he doesn’t play him. His partner got in Leicester team right on but the boy his not somehow ready. This is pure mismanagement of the boy and kill his confidence.

  8. Stewart Macintosh says:

    maybe he should spend a bit more time focusing on setting up his team to win a game or two.

  9. apangu iddi amin says:

    I rest my comment for next season bcz this season is already gone.

  10. RFrancis says:

    Yet more evidence that the squad is deeply divided. It’s no wonder team morale is so depressingly low. It seems one half of the squad is loyal to Edu and the other to Arteta. Other evidence of the this rift or deep divide include:
    1. Edu wanted to sell AMN, but Arteta said no;
    2. press leak re. Arteta wanted Aour, but Edu signed Partey;
    3 altercation between Luiz and Ceballos (camp Edu v camp Arteta);
    4. Willian’s unauthorized trip to the Mid. East.
    5. Recent BBC report by Jenas re. lack of communication between Arteta and Luiz.

    I would suspect that all of the above, coupled with disgruntled players left out of the squad, are creating a very toxic dressing room. The run of poor results further amplify toxicity and tensions. Pepe’s and Xhaka’s red cards are just the tip of the iceberg.

    It is reasonable to conclude that this is having a big impact on team selections, especially when out of forms players are selected game after game. There is also the impression that out of form Willian, in particular, has to be selected as justification for his high wages and acquisition. In effect, we are caught in a spiral of errors.

    The board is at fault for not anticipating this conflict. Both Arteta and Edu are relatively young ex-players with limited business or leadership experience. They will struggle to lead and manage this large, complex football operation. Besides, the supervisory post above the two, vacated by Sanllehi, was not filled.

    Based on the above, should we expect any improvements in team performance from replacing the Manager alone? I would compare this to treating the fever with tylenol and ignoring the main underlying infection.

    A major surgery throughout the entire organization (football operations) is the only long term solution.

  11. jon fox says:

    Wiser fans do not subscribe to conspiracy theories, such as anti Covid vaccine people swallow gullibly . Especaily when they arewritten on this site that is notoriously hungry for articles and stories, whether or not true and rumours of all kinds. I disregard this article, which cannot be proven either way, as agenda led and most probably nonsense.

    1. Tommogun58 says:

      Yeah foxy, lets wait until this is proven,the press are leading this one and it is not going to do the club any favours,we are in a sticky situation at the moment and some of the senior players need to take a good look at themselves,I’m not saying Arteta is completely innocent in causing these situations but he has to get a grip of things soon,on and off the pitch or he will be out on his backside.

  12. SHAMSU says:

    Arteta does net have coaching experience

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