While clubs and their superstars enjoyed some time off during the English Premier League's winter break, that surely wasn't the case for Arsenal. Nope, they were hard at work, but traveled to warmer climates to do so.
Indeed, Mikel Arteta and his boys were in Dubai for some team bonding, while also getting in some training in. As you might imagine, it was a memorable trip for everyone involved.
In the middle of a rigorous campaign, what better way to stay focused on improving, but also get closer as a unit than to leave the cold of London behind for a few days to enjoy a break in Dubai? It doesn't get much better than that.
For the Gunners, they'll surely hope the trip pays off for them the rest of the season. They currently sit in 10th place of the EPL standings with 31 points, but some positive results in the coming weeks could get them right back in the hunt to finish in the Top 4.
This Sunday, Arsenal will host Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium. It goes without saying, but they'll need all three points in this one. They're heavy favorites leading up to the game as well.
Will Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe, Alexandre Lacazette and others be able to step up this weekend and beyond? We all sure hope so.