The club’s new openness about training methods and all the rest has been an interesting part of life under Unai Emery.
There’s less secrecy, we get behind the scenes stuff, videos of training and more, and it seems the players themselves aren’t as restricted in terms of what they can share.
In his latest Instagram story, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shared some sprint test results – primarily to take the mickey out of Matteo Guendouzi in fairness – but they made for interesting reading all same.
Nobody would be surprised to learn that Auba and Hector Bellerin were the two quickest, but the fact that Sokratis Papastathopoulos came in third might well raise some eyebrows.
Not far behind him in fifth was Shkodran Mustafi, while propping up the table as the three slowest were Mohamed Elneny, Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira.
See the full results in the image below, click to enlarge:
It is interesting to see, although worth pointing out we don’t have much context for the training exercise.
Meanwhile, Laurent Koscielny has returned to ramp up his rehab after suffering that horrible Achilles tendon injury last May. It does look as if he’s still got a bit of a limp, but he’s not expected back until November/December anyway, so he has plenty of time to build up his strength again.
Welcome back home, @6_LKOSCIELNY ?
Rehabilitation continues ? pic.twitter.com/9KYp0co9hV
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 23, 2018