Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has discovered an Arsenal tactic that rivals hate after Mikel Arteta used it in last night’s narrow win over Everton.
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville noted the “interesting” tactics Arsenal used during their game against Everton last night (Sunday 17 September 2023). The Gunners Miguel’steam won 1-0 over the Toffees with a second-half winning goal from super sub Leandro Trossar. Arteta struggled to break down the Everton defence. Despite having around 75 percent of the ball for the majority of the game.
But in the second half, they used one of their tricks in set pieces (kicks) to their advantage. And former defender turned game analyst Neville noticed that Arsenal’s players seemed to take a long time to take corners, many of which were short. This resulted in Everton fans and players becoming increasingly frustrated. And that seemed to encourage the Gunners to be even more energetic than before. In an interview with Sky Sports, Neville said:
“I was really interested in the Arsenal corner we saw today. It was interesting. They stayed on top of the ball for so long it felt as if the referee was about to walk over and hand out a yellow card.” The home fans started booing like crazy. They will start playing. At the end before the yellow card or the referee intervenes. “They’ve done that two or three times. They spent a lot of time there.”
Neville and another sports commentator, Peter Drury, likened the incident to when Takehiro Tomiyasu was sent off as a result of Arteta’s delay in the game against Crystal Palace . The Arsenal boss was asked about his corner-kick technique during his post-match interview. But he kept his mouth shut tight about his tactics. The Spanish coach said “There are different methods of attack. Different ways of trying to take advantage of your opponent’s weaknesses.”
“They are obviously very strong in the box. And we have to use alternatives. And we found a way to open up that space. You can [play the ball into the box] and you can score. It’s about different possibilities and probabilities. It’s about creating stories in the ทางเข้า ufabet https://ufabet999.com game and the players have to feel when is the right time to do it.” Arsenal’s victory over Everton saw them jump into the Premier League’s top four, while The Blue Toffees remain in the relegation zone with just one point.