Analysis of Arteta & the need for a proper defensive-midfielder

Love Arteta and yes he is a creative midfielder not a defensive one.

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Mikel Arteta is a creative midfielder by trade, yet he’s curbed his attacking instinct to play in a much deeper role than he usually would. Arteta possesses all the attributes to make up a very technically gifted attacking-midfielder; his vision is, in my opinion, second to none in the current squad. One thing that drives me up the wall is the fact he’s being played in a role which, obviously, doesn’t suit him or the team.

Some may argue that he’s our most consistent player, to which I’d be inclined to agree with to an extent: his consistency is misconstrued by many because of his accurate passing rate and vision. When he isn’t isolated, he keeps the team ticking like a clock… when he is isolated, then you truly understand why he isn’t a defensive-midfielder. Arteta’s way of defending is very disciplined: he swarms around his opponent until he…

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