FANS are all saying the same thing after it was revealed Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta left a pre-match team talk to a club PHOTOGRAPHER.
The Spaniard handed over motivational duties before one of the biggest games of the season last year – the North London derby.
Arteta called Chief Photographer and lifelong Arsenal fan Stuart MacFarlane into the dressing room before the mammoth clash against Tottenham at the Emirates in September.
His inspirational talk was filmed by Amazon Prime cameras and is part of the upcoming All or Nothing series, which is released on Thursday.
Arteta picked up MacFarlane’s camera as he told the squad: “This guy, for the last 30 years has captured emotions, emotions and teams.
“I want you to hear from him, how he feels about you. And about our club.”
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The Gunners boss then handed over to MacFarlane, who gave the rousing final words before the players went out to face Spurs.
MacFarlane looked at the players and said: “This is my club. I f*****g love this football club. And I f******g love all of you.”
Fans have been left embarrassed that the team talk in one of the biggest games of the season was left to the club photographer.
One wrote on social media: “Cringe.”
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Another said: “Our photographer is the spine of the team ffs.”
And a third added: “Do the players not know themselves??”
MacFarlane’s passionate speech did the trick though as the Gunners raced into a 3-0 lead within the first 34 minutes after his talk.
Arteta’s side eventually won the game 3-1, and after the match he celebrated with MacFarlane on the pitch.
He pointed to the photographer as he wrapped him up in a hug, crediting MacFarlane for inspiring the Gunners to victory.
Arteta’s unusual tactic has gone down well with some fans, with one joking about MacFarlane on Twitter: “Promote him asap.”
Another praised Arteta for the bold decision, saying: “Arteta is clearly a Character! Love him.”