Mikel Arteta compared to David Brent after toe-curling Arsenal training session

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has been compared to David Brent for his speaker antics in training.

Ahead of the release of All or Nothing: Arsenal on Thursday (August 4), Arteta has been seen in a clip blaring out Liverpool's famous anthem You'll Never Walk Alone prior to their trip to Anfield last season.

The moment, which has been mocked by Reds fans as they won the match 4-0, is reminiscent of a scene from popular British sitcom The Office. It sees Ricky Gervais' hilariously awkward character Brent use a speaker of his own when he turned his hand to motivational speaking.

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Football.london's Andy Ha did the honours, replacing the original song he played, Tina Turner's hit Simply The Best, with YNWA in the background instead.

Arteta hadn't taken inspiration from Brent, but was instead trying to prepare his players for the atmosphere they could expect to face for their upcoming match. Explaining his thinking behind the ploy, Arteta said that Anfield was the only stadium to overwhelm him during his playing career.

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"The game was going there and suddenly I could only see red shirts flying around," he began. "The game is passing all over me and I cannot react.

"People think 'what is he doing' and I'm like 'I cannot do it'. Emotionally, physically, I cannot cope. Everything goes too fast. I only had that feeling in my career once and it was at Anfield."

Arteta will be hoping he doesn't end up redundant like Brent as Arsenal kick-off the Premier League season against Crystal Palace on Friday.


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