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The Major Difference Between Arsenal And Manchester United This Season

Comparing how they performed in the past, Arsenal and Manchester United are the two English clubs who have in a way lost their identity considering how poor they have performed in recent times. Under a new management, both teams are currently undergoing a process, but there is a major difference in their progress thus far.

The managers of both teams were heavily backed in the last summer transfer window, as the owners of the club made sure they acquired the target requested by the coach. If you include, signing fee and salaries, you will see that Olè Solskjaer made more expensive buys than Mikel Arteta, even though the Arsenal manager bought six new players.

With eight matches in the 2021/22 season, both teams have been able to rack up just 14 points in 8 matches, winning 4 and drawing the same number of games (2), but Arsenal have lost a total of 3 games, one more than Manchester United (2). Both teams have had their moments of brilliance, but they are not yet where they ought to be despite the money they spent.

From a tactical point of view, there is one major difference between Manchester United and Arsenal this season, and that difference is in clear tactics.

Clear Tactics:

For Arsenal, Mikel Arteta has been using two formations since his arrival at the club. He has used the 4-3-3 and mostly the traditional 4-2-1-3 in different games, but his philosophy for the club is to implement and perfect the high press system used by Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. While his team have not been able to implement this style of play to its perfection, one can clearly see what the manager is driving towards.

For Manchester United, anyone, who has closely watch their games will know that Olè Solskjaer doesn't have a clear tactic. He sets up Manchester United side in different ways in different matches. His tactics are so vague that one cannot even know what he is trying to implement. At least during Alex Ferguson era, we knew that he used long balls to get his wins, but for Solskjaer, that is not the case. What is actually getting the points for United is the players zeal to win and not the tactics of the coach.

Both teams have their differences, but we hope they achieve their goal soonest.

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