Dennis Bergkamp let’s Mikel Arteta know where he has been going wrong at Arsenal

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first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Mikel Arteta is making steady improvements to his Arsenal side (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty Images)Arteta has long been clear on how he wants to see his team play as a manager, telling Arsenal magazine as far back as 2016: ‘My philosophy will be clear.‘I want the football to be expressive, entertaining. I cannot have a concept of football where everything is based on the opposition.‘We have to dictate the game, we have to be the ones taking the initiative, and we have to entertain the people coming to watch us. I’m 100 per cent convinced of those things, and I think I could do it.’MORE: Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud admits beating Arsenal in Europa League final was extra specialMORE: Dennis Bergkamp claims Arsene Wenger made a tactical mistake that sparked Arsenal’s declineFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Dennis Bergkamp let’s Mikel Arteta know where he has been going wrong at Arsenal Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 30 May 2020 6:08 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Dennis Bergkamp feels Mikel Arteta needed to tweak his tactics at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Dennis Bergkamp feels there was an obvious problem with Mikel Arteta’s tactics when he watched the Spaniard’s first home game in charge of Arsenal.The Dutchman watched the Gunners lose at home to Chelsea back in December and immediately noticed a ‘hole’ in the team which needed filling.Bergkamp, who won three Premier League titles with Arsenal, scoring 120 goals for the club, feels Arteta is working on the problem, but it is not a quick-fix.‘I watched Arteta’s first game in charge at home (against Chelsea). In that game it was clear to see what his intentions were with the team,’ Bergkamp told Sportsmail. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘The front four would chase the ball and put pressure on the opponents, but the midfield stayed behind.‘There was a big hole. I don’t know if you remember the AC Milan of Arrigo Sacchi, with Marco van Basten, Ruud Gullit and Frank Rijkaard. ‘In training, they’d have ropes between them, so the distance between the players was always similar on the pitch. ‘That was fantastic in our team as well. There was always a connection. There were no holes.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe former striker feels for Arteta because he feels it is clear work is being done, but the players might not be up to it.‘He’s working on it, but it needs time and maybe different players. Slowly you can see them trying to play a possession game,’ continued Bergkamp.‘Everyone on the ball has three options, triangles on the pitch. It’s much better than before. But it’s a different culture which will take time. You have to put the hours in, like how we did with Arsene.’last_img

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