Video: Mikel Arteta admits threats to his family amidst Arsenal form

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has admitted that he received threats to his family’s well-being amidst the club’s dreadful form earlier in the campaign, and that he informed the club.

The Gunners endured a terrible run of results between October and December which finally ended on Boxing Day, and we have been rocketing up the table ever since.

When the team was struggling however, there was some calling for the Spaniard to step down from his role, and question marks on whether he was the right man for the job, but those have died down of late.

This sort of abuse isn’t acceptable regardless of the struggles endured at the club however, nor is any sort of threats to players or manager’s families, but the manager appeared to downplay it, although I believe that is his way of dealing with it mentally in order to carry on with his job.

What makes it ok for some people to threaten peoples families for simply trying to do their job?


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  1. Durand says:

    It goes beyond the pale to threaten players & their families. In fact, to threaten anyone on social media is disgusting and cowardly.

    Criticism is fine, question and mock tactics or subs, call out players and poor form, there should be no problem with this.

    But the threats, racism, misogyny, and other despicable comments are far too common.

  2. Bad Ebening says:

    Moving from 15th to 11th on the league table is not “rocketing up” lol

    1. Pepe says:

      I laughed reading that too

  3. Indian Gunner London says:

    UNACCEPTABLE to receive abuse like this for anyone no matter what you think of them.

  4. The Real Vieira Lynn says:

    not acceptable behaviour whatsoever but he should have kept that private, especially since he didn’t address it until things have once again gone a bit sideways…Xhaka ruined this for everyone as he had sadly used this as a way to either justify his horribly pathetic actions or to take attention away from what was going on at that time

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