Reports abound this morning that after the Swansea game assistant manager Steve Bould let rip at the players, accusing them of not taking responsibility and letting the club down.
While Arseblog News is certainly a bit cynical that three different newspapers carried the same exclusive – almost as if they were all briefed by the same person – it does apppear as if something went down. Speaking to Arsenal Player after the game, goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny said, “We had a little conversation that was louder than usual but what happens in the dressing room stays in the dressing room.”
According to the Mirror, Steve Bould shouted: “You’ve let us down and you’ve been letting us down all season. None of you are taking responsibility.”
It remains to be seen how the players will react to the dressing room dressing down, but clearly something needed to be said after another lacklustre performance resulted in a 2-0 home defeat to Swansea.
Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger could leave a host of players behind as the team travels to Greece for tomorrow night’s Champions League game with Olympiacos.
The Gunners have already qualified for the knock-out stages and with the the team described as ‘jaded’ by Arsene Wenger, the likes of Arteta, Cazorla, Wilshere and Podolski could all stay behind with rare starts mooted for Chamakh, Arshavin and Francis Coquelin.
More team news throughout the day.