One thing that I have noticed over the last few matches, particularly so in the Premier League match away to A.F.C. Bournemouth and the away F.A. Cup tie with Preston North End is that Arsenal seem to struggle with starting quickly in matches.
All too often, we see a lot of sluggishness in the opening 20 minutes of the match, usually resulting in a goal being conceded – that happened in both matches I mentioned above. I think that this is an issue due to Santi Cazorla being unable to play at the moment due to his ongoing recovery from an Achilles tendon operation. Santi is instrumental, much like Mikel Arteta was in his pomp, of being able to dictate the speed of play that Arsenal can play at.
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The different midfield pairings that have been started in matches, which feature a mix of Aaron Ramsey, Granit Xhaka...