Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta attempts to motivate his players by using a light bulb

Mikel Arteta is a superb manager who is doing a great job at Arsenal.

But to say he does things a little bit differently would be an understatement.

Arteta’s management techniques have been widely covered in Amazon Prime’s All or Nothing Documentary.

The final few episodes were released earlier this week.

And, in one of those episodes, Arteta bizarrely used a lightbulb to motivate his players before their Premier League clash against Brighton in April 2022.

Yes, seriously.

Arteta got his players in a circle in a dressing room. He then picked up a lightbulb, switched it on, and urged his players to create energy and electricity.

It was an incredibly bizarre team-talk and you can view it below…


Arteta starts: “(Thomas) Edison invented the light bulb. Today I want to see a team that is connected because a bulb by itself is nothing. I want to see a team that is connected with each other and that shines.

“And you want to transmit to him (your team-mate) light and energy and passion and how you play football, and you two the same. And each of us plays the game connected, because what happens when we play connected, guys?

“What is the next thing that happens? That we connect with 60,000 people (the fans) who create more energy.

“Because at the end is electricity, that through heat creates light and life. Because if not it would be f****** dark if this guy doesn’t have the idea to do that.


‘”And I want you to play like this today, because as good as we are it depends on one thing.

“What makes us special is our attitude, and today I want you to play with that attitude. Go out there, f****** turn the light on, and play football. Let’s go!”

View some reaction below…


Arteta’s team-talk did not have the desired effect as Arsenal went on to lose the match 2-1.

They went on to finish fifth and miss out on qualifying for the Champions League.

We don’t think he’ll be pulling out a lightbulb for his pre-match team-talk again any time soon…


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