Mikel Arteta facing players revolt at Arsenal
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Mikel Arteta facing players revolt at Arsenal

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is facing a revolt from his players at the club.

The Sun reports that the players feels that the Spaniard has failed to take responsibility for their poor season and blaming them instead with senior squad member reportedly having voiced their concern over the manager’s tactical decisions and treatment of some players.

The reports say that the senior players are questioning Arteta's methods, such as leaving out players this coming after he relegated captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the bench for Arsenal's dismal 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague in the Europa League quarter-final first leg.

It is believed that Arteta was punishing the Gabon international for playing badly in the Gunners' 3-0 Premier League loss to Liverpool last week; Aubameyang came on to assist for the Gunners' only goal, leading some players to reportedly question the wisdom of Arteta's decision.

Similarly, Arteta's use of midfielder Thomas Partey is reportedly a sore point, with some in the squad feeling the manager's tactics are not getting the best out of their £45million summer acquisition.

Arsenal's poor season under Arteta has seen the club languishing in tenth place in the Premier League, 12 points off the Champions League spots.    

 

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