Martinelli details what Arsenal needs to break down stubborn clubs

Gabriel Martinelli has opened up on how Arsenal can continue to win matches against teams that park the bus against them.

Mikel Arteta’s side often bosses possession in games, with many clubs happy to let them play while plotting to hurt them via a counterattack.

This worked against Arsenal in matches against Everton and Brentford, among others, but the Gunners defeated Leicester City at the weekend, even though the Foxes employed a similar tactic.

After the fixture, Martinelli said via Standard Sport:

“When we get in the final third, we need to be composed and keep going to find the right pass and the right player in the right position. 

“I think we need to be patient.

“I think most of the games we have the ball all of the time and we need to just be patient, keep going and going. This is what we did today [against Leicester].”

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We will meet clubs who employ different formations in an entire league season and must be prepared to win regardless.

It is never easy to be at the top of the league table because everyone wants to drag you down.

However, our players have done well so far and we expect them to continue winning more games to remain there by the end of the season.

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  1. Most teams are scared of arsenal and mostly come to play against us with a low block defense. I saw how Newcastle played so openly against man united in carabao cup but I remembered they packed the bus against us

  2. Don’t really care much about what Martinelli says. We aren’t going to win the league if we continue to struggle against low-block teams – Everton, Newcastle, Crystal Palace. Just a few examples.

  3. I feel Jorginho will help us some v the bus parkers, himself along with Zinchenko and Odegaard should be key with the areas they play in, and they’ll need to enter the box. Trossard too we will see if he can gain touches inside the box, but he needs help with runners. Teams are crowding out our wide players and nullifying Odegaard, this has to change we need the possession to pay out, surely this tactic won’t keep working against us. It will be interesting to see how the Eve game goes because they are the side that made us look out of options with that lowe block

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