Arteta promises to “change things” in Arsenal’s tactics regularly in race for League title

Mikel Arteta may have recently hinted that he intends his Arsenal team to be even better this season and finally win the Premier League, which was robbed from them considering how superb they were last term.

The Spaniard has some impactful tactical moves he intends to make. Last season, Arteta mounted a title challenge, relying mostly on a 4-3-3 formation and his left back, Oleksandr Zinchenko, while in possession, at times drifting in midfield and playing an inverted role, which unlocked the attacking side of the game and saw them score 88 goals, which was one of their best goalscoring league seasons in 20 years.

Not many Gooners would be against the Spaniard going that route, using the same tactics again this season. However, by the end of last season, teams had gotten the idea of how to deal with the Gunners’ tactical approach; hence, it was time to switch things up and confuse them with new tactical approaches.

The arrival of versatile players like Kai Harvertz, Declan Rice, and Jurrien Timber (who unfortunately is out injured) gives Arteta every leverage to tweak his system and employ squad rotation effectively, thus being unpredictable in his game approach.

Before the Palace game, Mikel Arteta hinted that we ought to expect major tactical changes, admitting, “We are going to need to do that in a different way, for sure. It’s a different context that we have this season. One is down to competition for places, but as well the players we have and interactions, positions they can occupy as well,” he said via The Mirror.

“I love it. Because it gives you more options, better players, more chances to do what you can when you have to change the game, we have to change things, and we’re going to ask players to do it naturally, not to force it when you don’t really know when that fits,” he added.

‌“But teams in the Premier League, their managers and staff, after two or three games they know and they try to find a solution. But it’s not about the solution. It was more about us.”

Last season, many accused Mikel Arteta of being rigid in his tactics. Well, good news for you! This season, expect that to change drastically.

Jack Anderson

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  1. How was the title “robbed from them?”
    Last time I looked, we gave it away by simply playing some awful football at the end of the season.

    Good on MA if he believes he can switch players and tactics around…. that means we finally have a Plan B.

    If it works, he gets the glory, if it doesn’t… what then?

    1. Then he will get a new chance next season. He will succeed this or next. Chelsea is still a mess, United have actually been worse from last season, Liverpool are short in midfield, and will not make it this year. So it will stand between us and City, City without KDB until February is a big loss for them. So it’s a big chance it will be our season, 20 years after the invisibles.

  2. Arsenal fan’s tendency to summon
    negative vibes regardless of the nature of the “event” calling it “being realistic” is a big concern. Is Arteta trully the new wenger? Will he prove them wrong on a consistent basis.

  3. Pep Guardiola once said “Arteta is so passionate about his former club, he wouldn’t celebrate when city score against the gunners ”

    But Arteta is a Carbon copy of Pep Guardiola, so it maybe useless trying to urge him to do things differently than his old master.
    He has a steely determination and as stubborn as a mule.

    The gaffer has use what he has learned from the old master and effectively putting Arsenal in the conversation of big jug contender.
    His obsession of the inverted full backs has become synonymous of the legend.

    This method creates a box of four midfielders, enabling us to overloading central areas and dominates games, wild lending its self to become more flexible and unpredictable in midfield as a result.

    So his promise to “change things” will be right up his street as he opt to mix things up in over thinking and mind games.

    1. As for me,I’m enjoying this tactics,it would allow most of the players to still have more strength towards the end the of the Season,it would be beneficial to us,if we continue to use the same tactics as last Season,it would be easier for opponents to get us,now he’s giving opponents headache because they won’t know the tactic he would use for them,I’m enjoying it!!!

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