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Arsenal boss Arteta confirms training sessions 'about style I want to play'

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta admits setting 'behaviour and standards' in his first training sessions this week.

Arteta has been spotted regularly pulling up training sessions to speak with his players - and he's confirmed the idea is to get the team playing as he wants immediately.

"Yesterday's session was for the players who weren't involved in the game," he explained. "We didn't do much with them but we used the time to start implementing some ideas that I want to bring to the team straight away, and some behaviours that are going to be important in helping us achieve what we want to do.

"Today was more about the principles, the style and the way I want the team to play. Overall, they have a little bit of a picture that I'm expecting them to have in different situations of the game. It was useful.

"The priority, as I said before, is what we are going to transmit on the team, is a reflection of the demands we are going to put on them every day in training. That's commitment, accountability, aggression and passion to play this sport and to represent this football club.

"This is the basic I am going to demand from them, and from there we can start to build things and improve all the things, obviously, that have to be done as quickly as possible, but if we don't have this in the right manner, I think it will be difficult."

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