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Tactics Truck: Guardiola Tactical Tweaks Lead To Bayern Munich Rout

Arsenal’s 2-0 victory at home to Bayern Munich a fortnight ago was built on the foundation of a solid defence, married to a relentless counter-attacking determination to prevail upon the German champions’ poor defensive transitions. That Tuesday night, in the Emirates, the Gunners lined up in a defensive 4-5-1, preventing their much-vaunted opposition from playing through. Munich’s deep lying-playmaker, Xabi Alonso – …

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Tactics Truck: Arsenal Top Table Despite Naive Game Management

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger deservedly received plaudits here and elsewhere in midweek for taking a pragmatic approach to his pre-match preparations for Bayern Munich. Tuesday night’s counter-attack-inspired victory over the German champions continues a trend towards greater tactical adaptability over the last year from the French manager. The manner of the 2-0 victory evoked echoes of January’s away victory in the Etihad, in …

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