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Arsenal’s strongest back four for Mikel Arteta’s tactical demands and Champions League hopes

Mikel Arteta has set a standard with how he wants the Gunners to play and we access the players that would best fit his demands.

As the return of the Premier League approaches, Mikel Arteta will be tasked with finding the best way to set Arsenal up to achieve his goals of reaching European football.

Currently, the Gunners sit ninth in the league but are just five points off fifth [which could secure Champions League football] with a game in hand. So although the chances of reaching Europe’s premier competition may be slim, there is still a chance.

During his short time in charge, Arteta’s demands in terms of the way he sets the side up and wants each player to play in relation to the other have become very clear. The players’ understanding of these demands will without doubt have been tested and improved over the past two months and will have to prove that in the coming weeks.

Here, football.london access which players would fit best in Arteta’s system when Arsenal are back playing, starting with the back four [as Bernd Leno is the undisputed No.1.].

Ainsley Maitland-Niles [initially]

Having had time to recover from his injury setback in February, some may opt for Hector…