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Mikel Arteta's impressive tactical move is paying off for Arsenal, according to Jamie Carragher.

Mikel Arteta's "amazing" tactical tweak has aided Arsenal's recovery, but Jamie Carragher warned it may be exploited by Liverpool in Wednesday's crucial Premier League meeting.

With a 2-0 win over Leicester City on Sunday, Arsenal moved back into fourth position in the Premier League table and strengthened their hold on Champions League qualifying.

Arsenal have only surrendered seven goals in that 11-game span, and Carragher revealed the secrets - and potential Achilles heel - of Arteta's new-found tactical shift on Monday Night Football...


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Arsenal's outstanding midfield tweak, Carra

"I want to look at Arsenal defensively," Carragher said. "They have only conceded seven goals in their last eleven games. It reminds me a lot of Manchester City.

Image: Arsenal's ferocious press from midfield helped dominate Leicester in Sunday's 2-0 win at the Emirates

"I want to look at the pressing of Martin Odegaard and then Granit Xhaka, leaving Thomas Partey free. Along with Martinelli, Odegaard is a pressing machine.

From the left striker position, Gabriel Martinelli supported Arsenal's pressuring tactics.

"They are really high up the pitch and Xhaka is covering 11 kilometres a game because he is being asked to do a lot more.

"However, there are occasions when it is inappropriate to go [and press], because there are spaces on each side of Partey. In the game against Liverpool, that is something they will have to be careful about when they press. That is something they must be aware of.

Image: Carragher has warned that Liverpool could exploit space created by Arsenal's exuberant pressing

"But what l am seeing from Arsenal, and the slight tweak in midfield, is very impressive."

Is Pep influence on Arteta finally impacting Arsenal?

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Arteta cut his managerial teeth at Manchester City as assistant to Pep Guardiola, and Carragher believes there are similarities with Arsenal's recent performances and those of the Premier League champions.

"There is no doubt that over the last 10 games, Arsenal's form is as good as anyone else in the country," Carragher added.

Image: Arsenal's five advanced players is reminiscent of the system Pep Guardiola deploys at Man City, says Carragher

"Arsenal's midfield is reminiscent of a Pep Guardiola team, who has obviously got a huge influence on Mikel Arteta. Manchester City so often have five players in forward positions spread across the pitch, and that spreads the opposition really wide.

"But it's the positions of Odegaard and Xhaka, who are pushed really high, which really standout, while Partey is sat really deep. It's reminiscent of Bernardo Silva, Kevin de Bruyne and Rodri at Manchester City.

Image: Arsenal's advanced attack causes uncertainty in opposition teams in defence and midfield

"The big decision it presents to teams now is whether their centre-backs should go and engaged those advanced players, or should the midfielders look after it, and that often creates a huge gap between the opposition centre-backs.

"Odegaard's first goal at Watford produced a picture we are seeing so often with Arsenal, where that front five end up in the box.

Image: Arsenal had five players in the opposition box when Martin Odegaard opened the scoring at Watford

"When Arsenal or Manchester City have these five players up the pitch they are in a position to win the ball back very quickly if they lose it because of how high up they are."

Neville: Arsenal must prove we can trust them

Gary Neville, meanwhile, explained his recent comment that he didn't "fully trust" Arsenal and said he now expects Arteta's side to clinch fourth place despite some tricky fixtures still to come.

Image: Arsenal moved up to fourth in the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over Leicester on Sunday

"The reason I said about a week or so ago that you can't fully trust Arsenal is because they've not delivered yet," Neville said on Monday Night Football.

"The pressure is now on them, in the sense that there is now an expectation that they will finish fourth.

"I think they will finish fourth, but they've got Liverpool on Wednesday night, they've got Aston Villa away on Saturday, they've got Tottenham still to come, they've got Manchester United to play.

"Now they have got to go on and prove that we can all trust them, that they can go and deliver Champions League football, which was against all expectations at the start of the season."


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