West Ham boss David Moyes suggested that the biggest difference he has noticed at Arsenal since Mikel Arteta took over is their system, as quoted by Football.London.
The Spaniard seems to have settled on a 3-4-3 since taking over at the Emirates. And the improvements have been clear to see.
The Gunners have conceded 21 goals in 22 Premier League games under Arteta. Before the former Man City coach took over, the north London outfit let in 27 goals in their first 16 Premier League games of the season.
So it is obvious that Arsenal are now a more solid, well-organised defensive unit.
And Moyes told reporters how the formation that Arteta has settled on is the biggest difference he has noticed at the Emirates, as quoted by Football.London:
“The biggest thing is that he has changed the system. He’s also changed the mindset and attitude, they are all running and doing the work for him.”
Perhaps Moyes will be looking to match Arsenal up at the Emirates by playing a 3-4-3, and wouldn’t we all just love that.
West Ham certainly have the players to make that system work.
We could drop Declan Rice into central defence alongside Angelo Ogbonna and Issa Diop. Arthur Masuaku and Ryan Fredericks could both operate as wing-backs, with Tomas Soucek and Josh Cullen in the middle of the park.
Moyes could then select Sebastien Haller, Michail Antonio and Jarrod Bowen as a three-pronged attack.
It would be something different, and would undoubtedly give Arsenal more problems tonight.
It worked for the Gunners, so why can’t it work for us?