Arsenal manager Arteta explains formation change against Aston Villa | OneFootball
Arsenal manager Arteta explains formation change against Aston Villa
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta hailed his side's win over Aston Villa as their best performance of the season.
The Gunners claimed an impressive 3-1 win at home on Friday against the Villains.
Many were surprised to see the team line up in a 4-4-2 formation, contrary to the 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 most teams in the Premier League employ.
Asked about the 4-4-2 formation, Arteta told reporters: "We thought that they were going to play in a certain way, and we planned with the players that we thought could help the most and have good cohesion and a link between them.
"Then it's up to the players - they are the ones that did it."
He added about their performance in the win: "It probably is [best performance of the season].
"The way we started, the way we played, the confidence that we showed, the rhythm, and the efficiency as well in every action, how we attacked the opponents' half as well and the goals we scored. It probably was, yes."