Has Mikel Arteta finally found a Plan B?

In this edition of the Daily Cannon Tactics Board, Stephen Bradley climbs out of his sickbed to applaud Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Sheffield United in the Premier League on Sunday evening.

Sheffield United v Arsenal Premier League Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal passes the ball in to an empty net ahead of George Baldock of Sheffield United for his sides second goal during the Premier League match at Bramall Lane, Sheffield Copyright: Matt Wilkinson
Sheffield United v Arsenal Premier League Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal passes the ball in to an empty net ahead of George Baldock of Sheffield United for his sides second goal during the Premier League match at Bramall Lane, Sheffield Copyright: Matt Wilkinson

He details the difference between this performance and the one against Slavia Prague last Thursday, the changes Mikel Arteta made to counter the loss of Kieran Tierney, and illustrates the importance of Bukayo Saka to this new approach.

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