Mikel Arteta’s plan to use Manchester City’s weapons against them seems to be working perfectly. Since adding Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus to his squad, Arsenal have become a lot stronger than they’ve been in the last several years.
The former City players are playing a key role in motivating the team not just on the pitch of play but in the dressing room as well. Add other shrewd recruitments to the mix, the resurgence of players like Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey and Gabriel Martinelli, all led by a man who had his entry into coaching as an understudy to Pep Guardiola. The result has been a new-look Arsenal ready to take the league by storm.