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Mikel Arteta won’t hold back Arsenal’s lavish celebrations



There’s been a lot of talks about the high tempo of celebration by Arsenal players but Mikel Arteta responded that he won’t hold back Arsenal’s lavish celebrations.

Mikel Arteta won’t stop his Arsenal players from celebrating by telling critics to ‘go to church’ when they criticize such passions and emotions.

The Gunners escaped Football Association charges after celebrating loudly after their spectacular comeback against Bournemouth last weekend, a result that restored their five-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

It’s not the first time Arsenal have been scorned for their full-time response, while Arteta has been singled out for his sideline behavior on several occasions this season.

But the Spaniard insists he won’t hold his side back if they achieve a similar result at Fulham on Sunday as they push for a first league title in 19 years.

When asked if he was worried about his players spiraling out of control, Arteta replied: “None. When you win at football, you celebrate.

“You want passion and emotion my friend, there is nothing better than scoring goals and winning football matches. Otherwise you go to church.
“I certainly won’t tell the players not to party on Sunday.”

Arteta is hoping some of his players will be available for the London derby at Craven Cottage after falling ill.

Captain Martin Odegaard traveled to Lisbon for the 2-2 Europa League draw at Sporting in midweek but was unable to play due to bad weather. Kieran Tierney, Reiss Nelson and Fabio Vieira have all been sick in recent days and Arteta has his fingers crossed.

He said: “Obviously we lost Martin. He couldn’t make the game. And Kieran and the injured players. Hopefully no one else takes him and we have a full squad to face Fulham. I hope Odegaard is well.”

what do you think? Do you feel Arteta should have responded this way or caution his players not to celebrate in high spirit.? Leave your comments…