Arsenal supervisor, Mikel Arteta has stated that he was pleased with winger, Willian’s efficiency after he performed the Brazilian in a centre-forward place in opposition to Manchester Metropolis in Saturday’s Premier League 1-0 defeat at Etihad.
Arteta additionally stated that the rationale he left two strikers, Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah on the bench to begin Willian in opposition to Pep Guardiola’s aspect was because of a ‘tactical resolution’.
Man Metropolis defeated Arsenal at Etihad, because of Raheem Sterling’s lone aim within the first half after goalkeeper Bernd Leno spilt a shot into his path.
Talking on Willian, Arteta stated as quoted by Metro UK after the sport: “We have to have the flexibility to play in several formations, occupying completely different areas.
“I consider it was a sport for him, the best way Metropolis play, the best way they appeal to opponents and the areas that can be utilized.
“He was actually satisfied as effectively. It was clearly actually arduous to go away two strikers on the bench, but it surely was a tactical resolution.”
Requested if he was pleased with Willian’s efficiency, Arteta added: “Sure, in some moments higher than others.
“However I believe he’ll develop and perceive higher that place as we use him on different events, perhaps encompass him with different gamers as effectively.
“However I’m pleased with the sport he had.”