Are Arsenal good now? Arteta’s tactics against Crystal Palace

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Join Stephen Bradley as he asks (and answers) if Arsenal’s win over Crystal Palace means they’re good now along with other questions that arose from their 3-1 win at Crystal Palace.

Nicolas Pepe left celebrates with team-mates after scoring their side s first goal of the game during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park, London. Picture date: Wednesday May 19, 2021. Copyright: Justin Setterfield
Nicolas Pepe left celebrates with team-mates after scoring their side s first goal of the game during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park, London. Picture date: Wednesday May 19, 2021. Copyright: Justin Setterfield

He discusses how Arsenal’s attack focused heavily on Palace’s left hand side, despite succeeding to score from the opposite side on both occasions they put a ball in behind.

He also goes over how how Mikel Arteta’s substitutions did nothing to change this, but worked anyway.

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