In an effort to boost morale, Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta brought a puppy to the team’s practice facility.
Since last month, Win, a chocolate Labrador, has frequented London Colney and is well-liked by the players.
She resides with her owner, a staff member. The dog spends the majority of his days in the club’s practice area. The club’s resident training ground cat, Bob, who was adopted after losing his owner, goes well with it.
The Spaniard was motivated to bring the dog in, according to The Times, in an effort to “exploit research showing that petting a dog can be calming, improve a mood, and reduce stress levels.” Known for their intelligence and good demeanor, labradors make excellent pets.
Additionally, he believes the dog’s presence can strengthen the sense of community that has been fostered during the season. This is the kind of quirky, marginally profitable notion he is constantly on the lookout for.
Win has a walking schedule and is even treated to some of the chef’s fine dining, with her favourite being grilled chicken.
The Gunners’ chances of winning the Premier League title were severely damaged last weekend when they were defeated 3-0 at home by Brighton, leaving them four points behind Manchester City despite having played one more game.
Arsenal may regain a one-point lead if they defeat Nottingham Forest on Saturday night, but City can clinch a third consecutive championship by defeating Chelsea on Sunday.
The Amazon Prime documentary All or Nothing, which followed the club last season, made extensive note of the Spanish coach’s small eccentricities and gimmicks.
During the documentary, viewers got full access to Arteta’s dressing room style, including using a mocking Tweet from Brentford’s Ivan Toney to rile his players.
Before a trip to Anfield, Arteta was observed setting up speakers to play You’ll Never Walk Alone, painting images, and even holding up a lightbulb in the locker room.
Before a team meeting, he took a lightbulb into the locker room to emphasize the significance of energy transmission.
In order to play “You’ll Never Walk Alone” before Arsenal’s trip to Anfield, where they lost to Liverpool 4-0, Arteta set up speakers by a practice field.