Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has claimed that he had no say in the club’s decision to sign up for the Amazon All or Nothing documentary.
The Gunners announced earlier in the summer that the latest instalment of the sports-doc series will feature Arsenal. The show is set to give fans a behind the scenes glimpse of what goes on at the Emirates, just like we saw with Manchester City and Tottenham.
Arsenal supporters will get to see everything from Arteta’s team talks to player reactions immediately after victory or defeat. That will be really interesting, but the Gunners boss has revealed that he wasn’t even consulted by the board before they decided to sign up for the documentary.
Arteta: I was not consulted about the Amazon documentary
He said, as per The Independent: “No (I wasn’t consulted by the board). It’s a decision made by the club, in the best possible interests of the football club. We need to help as much as possible. I experienced that a few years ago when I was at Man City.
“We are going to help as much as possible, for everybody to see what this club means and how things are done at the football club, be as transparent as we can to show the values, integrity, passions and where we are trying to drive this football club.
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“Hopefully, it is a perfect year to show that. We need to make it happen. It is down to us to try to produce the best piece that we can, so everybody can feel part of what we do and our fans can be proud of what we do.”
The Insider’s View:
No Arsenal fan expected Arteta to have a say about this but it will be interesting to see if the Arsenal boss will be allowed to pick and choose what will be aired in the documentary.
The cameras were definitely rolling when we suffered a 2-0 defeat to Brentford on Friday and it will be interesting to see how Arteta reacted to his players’ performance at half-time and after the game.
The documentary is set to release around this time next year and it can only go one of two ways – either incredibly well or we’ll become a joke to rival fans, just like Spurs were in their version of the show a couple of seasons ago.
We can’t really say we’re looking forward to it, but it will certainly be an interesting watch.