The players spoke behind the scenes in the documentary series All or Nothing

Perhaps this is the event that many Arsenal fans have been waiting for, along with the start of the 2022-2023 season of the Premier League, which the Gunners will start on Friday at Crystal Palace (9 pm). Apparently this is the documentary series All or Nothingwhich is now known to the regulars of the streaming platform Amazon Prime Video and whose first 3 episodes will see the light of day this Thursday August 4, having entered the intimacy of Arsenal players throughout the financial year 2021-2022. A year that has been as surprising as it has been disappointing for Mikel Arteta’s men. Because if the 40-year-old Spanish technician has the youngest team in the English championship, his team will have a good season, although in the end it almost failed to return the Londoners to the top 4, and therefore to the League of champions . .

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A particular presence that has become routine

During a press briefing organized by the English club and Main Video, Foot Market spoke to Martin Ødegaard, the new Arsenal captain, Emile Smith Rowe, one of the darlings of the Emirates Stadium, and Cédric Soares, the experienced Portuguese side who won Euro 2016 in France. The opportunity for the principals concerned in this series to express their feelings vis-à-vis the omnipresence of cameras and an external film crew in their daily lives for many months. “Honestly, at first it was a bit strange and uncomfortablefirst identified the former element of Real Madrid. But I think after a while we forget about it and they make it natural for us. It went really well and they didn’t bother us too much. There are cameras everywhere, but then you don’t think about it anymore. “.

An observation shared by the n°10 of the Gunners, points out in the first stages that we observed his shyness. “In the beginning, it was a bit disturbing, there were cameras everywhere, everything was recorded… But after that, we got used to it. So at the end of the season, we didn’t realize the film crew was there.launched Smith Rowe, before specifying. “I won’t say that I’m the shyest in the group, but you decide for yourself (laughs). » Same story for Lusitano. “In the beginning, it was something new, but with time, we were able to forget little by little to forget these cameras. It became normal over time. »

The players, these natural actors … or almost

One thing is certain in the eyes of the Gunners: the permanent presence of cameras does not change the behavior of the players. “Of course, when there are cameras and microphones everywhere, you pay a little more attention to what you do and say, but I think we all feel protected, and we know it’s a good thing to do. they do, they respect the players, they don’t bother us too much. I don’t think it has changed, the players are natural. Maybe some have changed their behavior (laughs), but in general not it’s a problem.confirms this sense, not without humor, Martin Ødegaard.

The person who also wears the armband in Norway also wants to emphasize its importance All or Nothing: Arsenal for the supporters, and the bond it creates between the fans and the locker room. “For me, it’s not good to have cameras around me, I’m not the type that likes it. But I think it’s interesting, for fans and people, to see what it’s like to be a footballer. Not only training and playing matches, there are many things you have to do, such as the tactical aspect, the movements, the pressure you have to manage … it can be good for young players to see that. »

And who better than Emile Smith Rowe, kid from the club who trained at Hale End, to understand what the fans can expect? “It’s important for the fans to see how we are outside the pitch, our personalities, and not just the way we play. It’s good that they understand all this. This documentary is a good thing for them, to get to know them better too they have us”English international comment. “Arsenal is a big club, you understand it better from the insideanalyzes his part Cédric Soares. The fans have helped Arsenal a lot to regain their glory. So it is normal that a series can show what happens every day in this club. »

When Arteta Plays You Won’t Be Alone in Training

While the 21-22 season of the Gunners was marked by many periods of sporting ups and downs, the lovers of this legendary club in Her Majesty’s Kingdom have the opportunity, thanks to this documentary, to discover the backstage of their favorite club. They will know there especially that before Arsenal’s debacle in Liverpool (0-4, November 20), Mikel Arteta organized a special training accompanied by the famous You’ll Never Walk Alone, symbol of the enthusiasm of the Reds, to acclimatize. its players in this very special atmosphere. “It’s funnyremember the ESR. He warned us that he would do it. We arrived at the practice and saw the speakers in place. We thought “wow, he’s going to do it” (laughs). » If this original experiment, to say the least, shocked the players, as Ødegaard confessed, unfortunately it did not have the desired effect. Hopefully, for Arsenal and for Amazonhopefully this long awaited documentary series will be a real success in the eyes of the supporters.

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