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Arsenal vs Aston Villa: 2 Things Ole Should Learn From Arteta’s Approach Against Aston Villa

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Arsenal got back to winning ways in the English Premier League with their 3-1 win against Aston Villa in the first match of matchday 9.

The Gunners started well against a lacklustre Aston Villa side that seems to have lost some of the venoms that made them such a dangerous team at the beginning of the season. Thomas Partey got the opening goal of the match through an assist from Emile Smith-Rowe. The goal is the Ghanaian’s first for the club since joining from Atletico Madrid.

    Arsenal got a second late into the first half as Alexander Lacazette was brought down in the penalty box. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang stepped up to take the penalty. The Gabonese attacker initially missed his effort but scored from the rebound as he continued his resurgence in front of goal.

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang also provided the assist for Emile Smith-Rowe’s 56th-minute goal which took the scoreline to 3-0.

Arsenal continues their resurgence after having lost their first three league games of the season. The pressure on Mikel Arteta would surely have reduced even if it’s just for now.

  The Arsenal boss’ approach to the game is something that Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could learn from. One of the major decisions was Arteta’s decision to start Aubameyang and Lacazette together.

Many fans including Sir Alex Ferguson believe that the Norwegian tactician should start Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani together as this would make Manchester United capable of beating any team but so far, the Manchester United manager has not obliged. The Norwegian has two three options; he could use the 4-4-2 formation Mikel Arteta used against Aston Villa or opt for a 3-5-2 or better still stick with his favourite 4-2-3-1 formation with Cristiano Ronaldo playing on the left-wing and Edinson Cavani leading the attack.

The second Mikel Arteta approach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should learn from is Arsenal’s first 20 to 35 minutes of the match. In this period, Arsenal attacked relentlessly and this got them the early Thomas Partey goals. Their relent pressing and attacking play saw Arsenal go into the break, two goals ahead.

  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United tends to have problems with starting early and this was perfectly shown against Atalanta when the Red Devils fell to a two-goal deficit before the half-hour mark but had to fight back to win 3-2. If Manchester United starts matches faster just like Arteta’s Arsenal did against Aston Villa, they would be one of the most feared teams in the English Premier League

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