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Mikel Arteta is repeating Unai Emery’s mistake at Arsenal, warns Martin Keown

Arteta must show consistency in his team selection, says Keown (Picture: Getty Images)

Martin Keown has warned Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta that he is repeating Unai Emery’s mistake of constantly switching systems and personnel after the Gunners were beaten 1-0 by Leicester City on Sunday night.

Emery – who was sacked after just 18 months in charge of the north London club last December – struggled to nail down his preferred starting XI or formation and was heavily criticised for leaving the club in the midst of an identity crisis.

Since Arteta took over from the former Sevilla boss, he has moved to make his side more defensively solid. However, their attacking output has suffered in the process.

Emery was constantly switching tactics at the Emirates (Picture: Getty Images)

Arsenal’s creativity issues were once again showcased in their narrow loss to the Foxes at the Emirates as they struggled to make clear cut chances.

They were punished for their lack of cutting edge as second-half substitute Jamie Vardy came on to score the only goal of the game.

Arteta once again altered his starting line-up as he opted for a 3-4-3/4-3-3 hybrid, with Granit Xhaka often…