Arsenal had a really tough start to the season, losing their opening three games and starting off the season in the relegation zone, only to record their first and second wins of the Premier League season simultaneously on match day four and five. Despite having few reinforcements in the team over the transfer summer, the Arsenal's team seems to have changed very little as they tend to repeat the struggles of last season.
One could have expected a slight difference in Arsenal's performance prior to the beginning of the new season, but having played five games so far, they have repeated all their major mistakes and tactical deficiencies, with one outstanding and damaging issue, being a very unstable and unconfident defence.
Arsenal's current tactical problems stems from the incompetency suffered at the back line. This really affects productivity because Arsenal deploy a subtle counter attacking football that is mostly coordinated from the wing backs, and with the absent element of dominance and confidence within the defenders, their midfielders mostly have to drop into the space just before the box, and cover the defenders, this usually leaves no leverage for the wing backs and midfielders to coordinate counter attacks, due to the pressure they accumulate from marking too deep into their half.
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