Liverpool fans mock Mikel Arteta for preparing Arsenal with YNWA using speakers

Liverpool fans have mocked Mikel Arteta for playing You'll Never Walk Alone in Arsenal training ahead of their trip to Anfield last season.

Gunners boss Arteta used giant speakers to blare out the Reds' famous anthem at London Colney in a unique attempt to replicate the atmosphere his players could expect to face in their upcoming match.

The moment has been documented in All or Nothing: Arsenal, which will be released on Thursday (August 4). And a released snippet has left Liverpool fans in stitches as their side went on to end Arsenal's eight-match unbeaten run with a 4-0 win.

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One wrote: "No way he thought he could recreate anfields atmosphere with a couple speakers, no wonder they couldn’t beat us in 4 games last season."

Another replied: "Only to lose 4-0 to us." A third joked: "But Anfield atmosphere is a myth." A fourth sarcastically said: "Class this by Arteta ended up being 4-0 to us but still."

And another Reds supporter commented: "Hahahahaha this is insane. Need to dig up tweets from Arsenal fans ridiculing the Anfield atmosphere now."

Was it a silly move or can you understand Arteta's thinking? Let us know in the comments section.

Explaining his thinking behind the ploy, Arteta said that Anfield was the only stadium to overwhelm him during his playing career. "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."

Back on the training pitch, Arteta told his squad: "Boys! Mentality, we start to play the game now! Okay, we are at Anfield. Let's go."

The Spaniard's intriguing methods didn't stop there. Also seen in the upcoming Amazon Prime documentary, he asked his players to hold hands in the changing room at one point.


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