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Cech, Mertesacker lead players-only meeting

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The club's experienced players might've smashed some teacups and some whiteboards.

"save me a muffin, next time, guys"
"save me a muffin, next time, guys"
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Theo Walcott has revealed that the Arsenal squad held a players-only meeting behind closed doors prior to the FA Cup replay against Hull City on Tuesday. Walcott spoke after Arsenal won 4-0 at the KC Stadium, saying

"We are not going to lie," he said. "We know as a unit it has been tough and we all had a good chat among us behind closed doors, without even any of the coaches or the manager knowing about anything and I think it is important that as a team we have got it in us. We just have to produce it more often."

Walcott explained that Per Mertesacker, Mikel Arteta, Petr Cech, and Tomas Rosicky called the meeting, which at least shows that the team has more than just the captains to rely on. Two of these "old heads," as Walcott called them, have barely seen the pitch at all this year, so it's comforting to know that they're still involved. It is hard to judge whether or not a meeting such as this can have an actual impact, but winning 4-0 is nice, and hopefully it's the start of some kind of momentum.

Now if only there could be an Aaron-Ramsey's-leg-muscles-only meeting, we'd be all set.