Mikel Arteta used Amazon documentary to inspire Arsenal for ‘revenge’ vs Newcastle
Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta used clips of final season’s Amazon documentary to inspire his gamers for a ‘revenge’ win over Newcastle at St. James’ Park on Sunday.
The Gunners misplaced the corresponding fixture 2-0 final Could of their penultimate Premier League recreation and ended up lacking out on a Champions League place by two factors to north London rivals Tottenham.
Amazon’s ‘All or Nothing’ documentary featured the aftermath of that defeat in nice element and Arteta confirmed his gamers the footage forward of Sunday’s recreation, which his aspect received 2-0.
“We needed to really feel it,” Arteta stated. “It wasn’t sufficient simply to speak about it, we needed to really feel it, we needed to see it, we needed to recognise our faces. Not simply the gamers however what it meant for the workers as nicely. That is soccer. You possibly can win or lose however that feeling that we did not do sufficient on the day, we needed to put it proper.
“I used to be trying on the video so I did not see their faces. You do not have to be genius to see it. The phrase was ‘ache’ after which the need for revenge. I feel they’d that in the present day of their bellies.
“When you could have query marks it’s important to resolve them right away. When you could have the feelings we had final yr in that dressing room, it’s important to really feel them once more, realise how nasty they’re after which discover a solution to strategy the sport in another way as a result of calls for had been going to be completely different from final yr.
“The boys did that extraordinarily nicely so I am actually pleased with them.”
Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard opened the scoring with a long-range effort after 14 minutes and he informed Sky Sports activities: “Final yr right here was one of many hardest days in my profession to be sincere. After dropping a number of factors, after the Man Metropolis recreation, to come back again and beat Chelsea after which come right here and win once more I feel exhibits the mentality, it exhibits how far we’ve come.
“We have now to maintain going, we have now to maintain digging and combat till the tip. I feel we confirmed one thing particular in the present day. To come back right here and win is just not straightforward, the way in which we did it as nicely. We needed to be very good, we have now to be a bit ugly at instances and I feel it is a massive step for us; a younger crew, coming right here and doing all of the issues we did I feel it exhibits we have come a great distance.”
And goalkeeper Aaron Ramsey admitted watching the documentary footage had helped inspire the Gunners.
“It (final yr’s recreation) wasn’t talked about till the assembly simply earlier than we left the resort. The supervisor confirmed us a clip from the documentary final yr, confirmed all of our faces, workers included, exhibiting how harm we had been feeling,” he informed Sky Sports activities.
“We had that burning want as quickly as we left the resort that it wasn’t going to be the identical in the present day. It could have given us additional motivation. Once we wanted to dig deep, it actually helped us.”