Kevin de Bruyne explains tactic they used to exploit Arsenal

Kevin de Bruyne reveals how a tactical tweak helped City earn a 4-1 victory over Arsenal.

The Cityzens earned a title-deciding win against Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.

They are now two points behind the Gunners with two games in hand.

Kevin de Bruyne who scored a brace on that night explains the tactical change that made the difference for Man City.

‘The way Arsenal press the opposition is top, it’s class, honestly,’ De Bruyne told NBC Sports.

‘It’s really, really good, it’s almost impossible to play from the back, especially when it’s a goal kick, it’s like a set piece.

‘Normally we play with two No.8s and I think he [Guardiola] wanted a little bit more control because of the way that they press.

‘So Gundo would be a double No.6 and I had to choose more the moments depending on who presses out of Xhaka or Partey. If Partey was pressing I would try to go on his back and then the opposite way around.

‘Then it was difficult for Holding and Gabriel then to [think], ‘do I need to go with Kevin or are we staying with Erling?’.


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