THE SPY WHO TAGGED ME Arteta spying on Arsenal stars using hi-tech GPS systems during lockdown to ensure fitness levels don’t drop

MIKEL ARTETA is plugging his players into a GPS network - to spy on their fitness levels during the coronavirus lockdown.


Posted Thursday, April 09, 2020 by Thesun.co.uk

Having already used GPS vests in normal training, the Gunners are now wearing trackers to monitor their individual regimes at home.

THE SPY WHO TAGGED ME Arteta spying on Arsenal stars using hi-tech GPS systems during lockdown to ensure fitness levels don’t drop
Players like Brazilian defender David Luiz already have home gyms and will now be monitored even more closely by Arsenal thanks to GPS Credit: Instagram

THE SPY WHO TAGGED ME Arteta spying on Arsenal stars using hi-tech GPS systems during lockdown to ensure fitness levels don’t drop
Bosnian defender Sead Kolasinac is already used to focusing on weight training Credit:
https://www.instagram.com/seadk6/

It means Arsenal's fitness department can closely analyse the results as players try to maintain as much sharpness as possible.

Defenders Sead Kolasinac and David Luiz are among many Gunners who pretty much have home gyms.

So Arteta is confident he can trust his squad to stick to the training programmes they were given when match action was suspended last month amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Football.london says Arsenal have joined a handful of Premier League rivals, including neighbours Tottenham in installing a hi-tech system.

Spurs are thought to be teaming up with STAT Sports so that player data can be sent back to the club via an app.

Jose Mourinho's men have also united for some training sessions by using video conferencing platforms like Zoom.

But Prem clubs' fitness experts are realistic about what can be achieved in limited space.

So most are focusing more on strength and conditioning, rather than hoping players can replicate ballwork or sprinting.

Meanwhile Manchester United and Barcelona have reportedly joined Arsenal in chasing Real Madrid starlet Cesar Gelabert.

AS say the Spanish attacking midfielder, 19, could make a shock summer exit.



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