Arsenal have endured somewhat of a rollercoaster start to the season.
The north London outfit got off to the worst possible start, losing all of their first three Premier League outings, failing to score a single goal in the process.
However, since head coach Mikel Arteta introduced summer signings Aaron Ramsdale and Takehiro Tomiyasu into the starting lineup, the Gunners have had a remarkable uptake in form.
In fact, Arsenal have avoided defeat in each of their last nine fixtures across all competitions, registering six clean sheets thanks to their newfound solidity in defence.
Arteta’s side now sit sixth in the league table, an impressive feat considering they were rooted to the bottom of the pile just two months ago.
One of the Spaniard’s assistant coaches, Miguel Molina, has now opened up on how Arsenal icon Arsene Wenger has influenced their current style of play, with the Gunners adopting a 4-4-2 system in recent weeks – an approach Wenger utilised during the club’s famous unbeaten season in the 2003/04 campaign.
“Wenger helped create an identity and a style at the club,” Molina told El Mundo.
“In the end, the idea is to give continuity to that identity, to adjust those things that were not now in the best way within the club.
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“But that identity that Wenger helped create is something that must always be maintained.”
Molina also explained how Arteta has helped him settle into life at the Emirates Stadium, claiming that the former Manchester City assistant coach is extremely demanding of everyone at the club.
“He (Arteta) makes you grow a lot,” Molina added. “He is a person who makes the rest better just because of how he is. He shares, loves to debate and demands a lot from everyone. Above all, of himself.”
Source by Football London