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Arsenal boss Arteta: Pep tactic ideal for us and Zinchenko

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has conceded that he copied a tactic from his old boss Pep Guardiola.

Arteta was assistant at Manchester City under Guardiola before taking the Arsenal job.

The Spaniard admits that his use of Oleksandr Zinchenko, a signing from City over the summer, is similar to how Guardiola used Phillip Lahm at Bayern Munich.

“It started when I was in Barcelona, we used to play a 3-4-3 diamond and one of the full-backs used to play there," the Spaniard explained.

"But Pep did it at Bayern for the first time with Phillip Lahm and then that was developed at City with many different ways of doing it with different players.

"So that is the great thing, that you can take all the time things from other sports, other coaches to make yourself better and that curiosity is necessary to evolve and be better."


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