Arsenal man denies squad is blaming trio for plight

Date published: Wednesday 7th March 2018 9:33

Danny Welbeck insists there is “no split” in the Arsenal squad, despite numerous reports to the contrary.

Arsenal have lost four successive games and face the difficult task of beating AC Milan in the Europa League on Thursday.

There have been reports of infighting at the club, with Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Shkodran Mustafi internally blamed for the defeat to Brighton.

In addition, there is also ‘growing resentment’ towards three members of the squad regarding wages.

But Welbeck says that he “didn’t even know about that story,” imploring the club to “stand together”.

“There’s no split in the camp. I didn’t even know about that story until now,” he told Sky Sports.

“I’ve not really seen much of the criticism. I can imagine it’s not been great because with the results and being at Arsenal, it’s not good enough.

“It’s not something where I’ve sat down and read through newspapers and stuff but we know we should be doing much better than where we are.

“But I think if we stand together as players, as a team with the manager and the staff and everyone involved around the club, then unity will make us stronger.”

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