Former Manchester City assistant manager, Mikel Arteta, became the new Arsenal manager. This was the first time the former Barcelona academy player was appointed as a first-team coach. However, the Spaniard already had experience in coaching in the Premier League, as, in the 2016/17 season, Pep Guardiola authorized a match for Arteta to take care of – it was the City vs Arsenal match at the Etihad Stadium.

In this tactical analysis, we are trying to address two issues mainly. First, how City attacked; second, how they defended. It is an analysis that focuses on Arteta’s tactics.

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