Excellent teamwork has put Arteta’s Arsenal top of the table

Last season I was often scathing about “Artetaball”
But Arteta has made Arsenal really solid now.

They are very hard to beat because they retain the ball so well and have three big defenders who keep clean sheets. Odegard and Saka are very creative and both are good finishers. They keep doing the same things, their teamwork is excellent, the team is evolving all the time, becoming more fluent, more accurate, more penetrating.
Five years ago, in January 2019, Declan Rice scored the only goal of the game against Unai Emery’s Arsenal.
He is a helluva player, far better now than he was at West Ham. That’s why Dec is one of the first names on Gareth Southgate’s England teamsheet.
I can’t wait for the kick-off.

Yes, I’m a huge Harry Kane fan. Have also been a big Eric Dier fan ever since I first saw him play for Tottenham.