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Tactical Breakdown – Why Arteta can’t keep using restrictive 3-4-3 formation and add creativity.

One step forward and two back seems to be the story of Arsenal’s season so far, as they failed to build on any momentum gained from their accomplished display at Old Trafford, by losing 3-0 at home to Aston Villa. Arteta chose to stick with the same personnel and formation that worked so effectively against […]

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Arteta to retain 343/433 Hybrid vs Aston Villa: A Tactical Preview

The Gunners come into Sunday’s fixture full of confidence, after their impressive performance at Old Trafford was followed up with a convincing 4-1 win over Molde in the Europa League on Thursday night. Arteta will be hoping his players can execute his game-plan as effectively as they did against United, as their organised and versatile […]

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Where to fit Mesut Ozil if Rosicky & Cazorla are undropable? – AFC v AVFC Preview

The team are in positive spirits ahead of the Villa game at home and it’s a good opportunity to maintain the good mood in the camp. New signing Gabriel Paulista is likely to be involved in the squad which will finally give us the chance to have a balanced bench instead of one full of […]

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