Arsenal take on Manchester City on Saturday after a shock win over Liverpool.
The Gunners came from behind to beat Jurgen Klopp’s champions 2-1 after Sadio Mane had given the away side a deserved early lead at the Emirates.
Alexandre Lacazette and Reiss Nelson capitalised on mistakes made by Virgil van Dijk and Alisson respectively in a performance that was in stark contrast to their system in the earlier defeat to Tottenham.
Mikel Arteta has now given his take on whether his players need to bring the high-pressing game to City at the weekend – or if they should try the possession football that saw them dominate large spells in the north London derby.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has opened up about some of the obstacles that lay ahead for him
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He said after his side scored two goals from their three shots on Wednesday: ”It wasn’t part of the gameplan but at the moment you can see in many areas the gap between the two teams and what we have to achieve and the areas we need to improve.
“With the belief, accountability, desire and passion for every single ball we can build a lot of things.
“Against Spurs it was a completely different game, we had total dominance for many periods and we lost the game.
“We will find the right balance.”
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Arteta said earlier this season that he wants his team to become addicted to winning football matches, and targeted victory in the tournament he won twice during his time as a player at the club.
He said: “When I arrived here [as a player], obviously we were trying to fight for the Premier League but we did not really have the level to compete and sustain it every year.
“So the cups become very important and obviously this club has a massive…