Where Arteta’s tactics went wrong for Arsenal vs Crystal Palace

Join Stephen Bradley as he analyses just what went wrong on Monday night, when Arsenal drew 2-2 with their London rivals, Crystal Palace, in the Premier League.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their team's second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on October 18, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 18: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on October 18, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

He points how the Gunners were set up for an attacking game-plan, only for them to employ a defensive one instead, how this reluctance to push forward gave the Eagles the impetus to push further upfield themselves and put Arsenal under pressure, and why Alexander Lacazette’s introduction to the game in the second half took time to bear fruit.

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