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Arteta reveals players have embraced 'homework' set by him during lockdown

Published on: 26 March 2020

Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has revealed he has set his players 'homework' as they continue to train alone due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Gunners, like all professional clubs, have their squads working on training regimes in the home after the football season ground to a halt following the spread of the virus.

Arteta tested positive for Covid-19 two weeks ago but has now recovered and he has spoken about how he is in constant contact with his backroom staff and players to continue as normally as possible in such trying times.

'There are different aspects that we have to try to maintain,' Arteta, who turned 38 on Thursday, said.

'There is the psychological support that they need, which we are giving them, and as well I'm giving them a lot of homework to do because I've been reviewing everything that we've been doing since I joined.

'There are things we have to maintain doing, improve and develop, and individually they are really enjoying the challenge.

'We might get a few coaches after this virus, or at least a few players that are willing to go down that path, because I think they are really enjoying the process.

'In difficult moments is where you really see the people and how they react, how they think and how they prioritise things.

'All the phone calls I'm having with all the members of the board and all my technical staff, all the coaching staff, all the players, how aware and how encouraged they all are to try to help, to try to be on board with the situation and to try to make things easier for the club has been amazing.'

Source: m.allfootballapp.com

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