Video: Arteta explains Arsenal’s training camp trip to Dubai

Arsenal have spent the last week in Dubai as they prepare to focus their minds on a strong end to the current Premier League campaign.

The Gunners had a two-week gap in their fixture schedule, so they decided to take advantage of the opportunity to get away and enjoy some focused energy in a different environment.

Some players have already returned, with Alex Kirk and some of the other younger contingent having returned in time to take on Chelsea Under-23 this evening, but the senior squad is still believed to be in Dubai at present.

It’s an interesting concept to travel to these luxury facilities for a busman’s holiday, and time will only tell if we will be able to reap any benefits from their time there.

We can only hope that the trip will have been enough of a distraction after a winless January to bring our morale up, and we will hopefully see a rejuvenated Arsenal when they return to action against Wolves next Thursday.

Do you believe our Dubai trip will have given us a slight edge over our rivals in preparation for the rest of the season?


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  1. The only positive I see is keeping the group together so they bond with each other and build up a family like energy. There is no drill’s they did there in Dubai that they haven’t been doing in London

  2. Dubai or London or anywhere does not make any difference. For a long time we have not seen any difference in Arteta style of play, so I don’t think a two weeks Dubai training can change anything.

  3. Soccer is skill, physique,Pace and above all Mental Strength.
    I believe that their trip to. Dubai was to rejuvenate all of the above . With a rejuvenate and fresh team, they will bid for the Top 4 position

  4. Cedric has nothing to offer defensively or offensively. He lacks pace as well. Best option: go to our Under 23 and bring in a number 2 back up player and integrate him into the team. As for Wolves mach, use White.

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