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Tony Adams claims Mikel Arteta has ‘problems’ with Arsenal star after Man City defeat

Tony Adams has urged Mikel Arteta to use a four-man defence with Arsenal (Premier League)

Tony Adams believes Mikel Arteta has ‘problems’ with Hector Bellerin and has urged the Arsenal manager to switch to a back four after the defeat to Manchester City.

The Gunners were beaten 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium as Raheem Sterling’s first-half goal was enough to secure victory for Pep Guardiola’s side.

Arteta opted to start with a 3-4-3 with David Luiz, Gabriel Magalhaes and Kieran Tierney playing in a three-man defence.

Bellerin, meanwhile, played on the right flank but rarely got the opportunity to press forward as City dominated possession.

And Adams believes now is the time for Arteta to decide on a centre-back partner for Gabriel and move to a traditional four-man defence.

‘I think it’s time for a back four. I’ve been saying it since the start of the season,’ Adams told Premier League Productions.

Mikel Arteta and Arsenal were beaten by Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City (AFP via Getty Images)

‘It wins you cup games, it doesn’t win you league titles. If he wants to build for the future.

‘I think he’s got problems with Hector, I think his…