Arteta knows identity of Arsenal ‘mole’ who spilt training-ground secrets

Date published: Thursday 21st January 2021 10:31 - Matthew Briggs

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says he knows who the identity of the Arsenal ‘mole’.

The Gunners boss was fuming after a reported training ground fight between David Luiz and Dani Ceballos was leaked into the media last year.

Arteta angered by the fact the story had seen light of day.

“I don’t like the fact that that incident comes out at all,” said Arteta.

“I will find out where it is coming from and if that is the case, that goes completely against what I expect from each other, the privacy and the confidentiality that we need, and there will be consequences.”

Arteta later cleared up the incident: “There is no problem at all (between the two players).”

But he was still left seething over the situation. And asked Arteta about whether he ever found the dressing room leak, after a long pause, he said: “I have a sort of idea, yes.”



Then asked if that was related to players that left this month: “No comment on that,” he said smiling.

If it’s assumed the ‘mole’ has been shipped out this month. It leaves Sead Kolasinac, William Saliba, Mesut Ozil and Sokratis Papastathopoulos as the suspects.

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Odegaard link

Meanwhile, Arteta refused to be drawn on the link for Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard. have suggested “the Gunners are among the teams linked with a move for Odegaard” and he could be a feasible option for Arteta.

And last night Sky Sports reported that Arsenal have made an approach for the player.

Arteta’s repsonse on Zoom on Thursday was: “Sorry but I cannot comment about players that play for different clubs.”

He was also coy about reports of a new deal for Emile Smith Rowe.

Arteta added: “Let’s go step by step. Emile has done really well. He deserves his chance.

“He’s taking it and grabbing it with both hands in a really convincing way. So, let him be things will come naturally.”

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