Heavy accusations against Mikel Arteta


By: Manu Tournoux

The tone rose at the end of the match between Sergio Conceição and Mikel Arteta, the FC Porto coach refusing to shake hands with his opposite number. The Portuguese technician explained this after the meeting.

The tension was palpable on the pitch at the Emirates Stadium after Arsenal qualified on penalties against FC Porto (0-1, 2-4 tab), in the round of 16 of the Champions League. Sergio Conceição even refused to shake Mikel Arteta’s hand as tradition dictates, vehemently reprimanding his counterpart.

The former FC Nantes coach returned to this incident in front of the microphones, accusing the Arsenal coach of having insulted members of his family, some of whom are believed to have died. “Arteta turned towards our bench during the game and insulted my family in Spanish. I told him that the people he had insulted were no longer part of this world,” explained the FC Porto coach at a press conference.

And the Portuguese technician continued by sending a dig at the former PSG player. “Let him take care of training his team, which has enough quality to play much better,” he added. While Mikel Arteta responded with a “no comment” to these accusations, the London club took care to refute his allegations, ensuring that the Gunners coach had not made any insulting or even offensive remarks towards his counterpart. -screw.

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