Spirits are high in the Arsenal camp ahead of the return to Premier League action next weekend.
That’s no surprise given the strong start to the season made by Mikel Arteta’s side – with the 3-1 loss against reigning champions Liverpool the only stain on an otherwise unblemished record.
They’ve beaten Fulham, West Ham United, and Sheffield United in the league, and progressed to the Carabao Cup quarter-final by overcoming Leicester City and Jurgen Klopp’s side away from home.
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That competition can be placed on the back burner until December where they’ll face holders Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium.
Speaking of Arteta’s former club, they are the Gunners’ first opponents after the international break as Pep Guardiola looks to end a run of two games without a win.
And ahead of the trip to the Etihad Stadium, the Arsenal players who haven’t been called up by their respective nations have been put through their paces in training at the club’s London Colney base.
Although, there was an unfortunate moment for five players.
Willian, David Luiz, Sokratis, Joe Willock, and Mohamed Elneny were all tasked with an exercise that focused on ensuring the ball ended up inside the tub.
However, Sokratis failed to guide the ball into the tub after a mix-up between Luiz and Elneny.
Was Sokratis at fault? [Image/Arsenal.com]
As a result, all five players had to do push-ups as their forfeit which can be seen at around the 0.48-minute mark from the club’s ‘Behind the scenes at Arsenal training centre’ YouTube video.
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