Mikel Arteta motivated Arsenal squad by saying Man City tried to 'HUMILIATE' you

MIKEL ARTETA fired up his Arsenal players by telling them Manchester City tried to 'humiliate you' and Brentford reckons you are softies. The Gunners boss exploited taunts from rival players in a string of extreme measures to motivate his squad last term. Mikel Arteta used this Ivan Toney tweet to inspire Arsenal in the return after an opening-day 2-0 loss at Brentford The Spaniard warned his stars that Wolves would try "insulting" them. And Arteta threw in Pep Guardiola's tactics for City, as well as the mocking words of Brentford striker Ivan Toney. Amazon Prime's All or Nothing series captured those searing speeches, including a Zoom talk to the Emirates on New Year's Day when he was at home with Covid. Animated and agitated, the ex-City No2 recalled City's earlier 5-0 win when they went for blood at 2-0 up after Granit Xhaka was sent off. He roared: "I am sorry I cannot be there because we are going to go to f*****g war, today. "One thing guys, be yourselves. I want a game with your face-to-face [with City]. I want to see [our] players confronting them. "When we were at the Emirates, remember what they did...Three-nil down and with 10 players and they went f*****g putting [Riyad] Mahrez and [Raheem] Sterling on the pitch to humiliate you. "Let's f*****g go for it, guys. We are a completely different team and to go from the first minute, think forward, act forward and play forward… every f*****g one of you.