Arsenal: 5 Keys To Beating Manchester City

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3. Let Aaron Ramsey Run

The base of Manchester City’s midfield is a stout one. Between Yaya Toure and Fernandinho, they have a lot of poundage and a lot of athleticism sitting there, ready to thwart an oncoming attack. Fortunately, Toure frequently bombards ahead of the ball leaving Fernandinho in behind him to play defense.

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Mesut Ozil is Arsenal’s biggest offensive weapon and in all likelihood, Fernandinho will look to shut him down more than anyone else. That could potentially spring Aaron Ramsey to make his runs into the offensive third. Given his deep starts to the runs, Ramsey should not have too much of a problem finding space in behind De Bruyne, who is defensively lacking, and Toure, who as mentioned, gets forward frequently.

Aaron Ramsey is hitting superb form and it is imperative to get him the ball as much as possible. Arsenal has too many weapons to have them all shut down and with Ramsey’s positioning, he always figures to be available early in drives, behind the ball.

Along those lines, let’s talk about how Arsenal can help Mesut Ozil.

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