Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has claimed that a group of Arsenal players has become “a little mafia” with Mikel Arteta.
Neville spoke about the Gunners’ 3-0 loss to Liverpool last weekend on Monday Night Football.
According to him, he was “uncomfortable” with what he saw at the Emirates on Saturday night.
Neville singled out his first six: Dani Ceballos, Thomas Partey, Martin Odegaard, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette for their criticism.
He said: “I have to say, coming out of Saturday, we don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes at Arsenal, but there were some of those players at the front of the field, they looked like a little mafia.
“It seemed like a small group of players that didn’t feel comfortable as if there was a disconnect between them and the coach.
“As if the manager looked like he had enough of them like he had that glassy-eyed look.
“Look, it’s instinct, but we’ve been in football for a long time to know when a group of players is disinterested.
“We could be completely wrong and next week we could be talking about how great they are.”