Because all football managers are basically petty dictators and/or meddling so-and-so’s, Unai Emery has reportedly banned every Arsenal player from imbibing the noxious filth that is fruit juice.
According to AS, Emery and his assistant Juan Carlos Carcedo have introduced a blanket ban on delicious elixirs such as Um-Bongo and Capri-Sun (both renowned for their health-giving, life-extending properties) on the basis that they and their ilk contain too much sugar.
Emery has decided to go a step further and eliminate fruit juices, which contain a lot of sugar, to try to improve the performance of their players.
It is clear that the Spanish coach is very serious about having all his players in top form.
Of course, managers are happy to watch their players quaffing club-sponsor energy drinks and gooey sachets of saccharine paste to up their energy levels, but fruit juice is the line in the sand.
Memories suddenly flow back of Paolo Di Canio banning ice cubes and singing in the showers upon his huffy arrival at Sunderland in 2013.
Silly bollocks, is what it is.