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Arsenal News: Mikel Arteta Faced With Kieran Tierney Dilemma Amid Ahead of Europa League Clash

Arsenal News: Following the cancellation of Sunday’s home game against Everton, Mikel Arteta has spent more time than he may have anticipated working out with his Arsenal players.

Arsenal will next be in action on Thursday night at the Emirates when they host PSV Eindhoven in a Europa League match. On the first day of the competition, Arsenal defeated FC Zurich 2-1. They will be looking to build on that success.

During that match, Arteta made substitutions and gave playing time to several first-team stars who had had trouble securing regular playing time. One of the players in question was left-back Kieran Tierney. He used to be the first-choice left-back. However, he has slipped since Oleksandr Zinchenko joined the side.

The former Manchester City player was acquired for £35 million in the summer. He has easily displaced Tierney as Arsenal’s starting left-back. Zinchenko is seen as a better fit for the system Arteta wants to implement.

Arsenal News: Outside the comfort zone for Tierney?

Arsenal News: Mikel Arteta Faced With Kieran Tierney Dilemma Amid Ahead of Europa League Clash
Arsenal News: Mikel Arteta Faced With Kieran Tierney Dilemma Amid Ahead of Europa League Clash

It became evident during the recent victory in Switzerland that Tierney had to attempt and operate outside of his comfort zone. Following the game, The Scotsman’s heat map painted an interesting image of the full-back. He assumed various unusual positions and even helped launch an attack on the right flank at one point.

To give players like Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah enough ammunition while also participating in assaults. It was clear that Tierney was attempting to play a more inverted role by receiving passes in more central attacking zones.

Tierney largely succeeded in the tasks assigned to him. However, the lower calibre of the opposition raises concerns about whether the former Celtic star could be trusted to play a more “Zinchenko-type” role against more difficult opponents.

Tierney’s greatest chance for regular play is probably the Europa League right now. However, PSV is a far better team than the opponents from last week.

Decision time for Arteta

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Arteta must choose whether to put him in a system that is unquestionably better suited to Zinchenko. Or make certain systematic concessions to use Tierney’s many talents.

Tierney, a full-fledged international, brings a valuable skill set to the table with his aggressive demeanor and ability to run nonstop up and down the left flank while Arteta’s Arsenal seems to be veering progressively away from it.

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It is ironic that Tierney, who has previously complimented Arteta’s tactical approach and even called the Gunners manager a football “genius,” is now forcing the Arsenal manager to face one of his more difficult choices.

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PSV’s visit later this week may provide information on how Arteta intends to employ Tierney moving forward.

Arsenal News: Following the cancellation of Sunday’s home game against Everton, Mikel Arteta has spent more time than he may have anticipated working out with his Arsenal players.

Arsenal will next be in action on Thursday night at the Emirates when they host PSV Eindhoven in a Europa League match. On the first day of the competition, Arsenal defeated FC Zurich 2-1. They will be looking to build on that success.

During that match, Arteta made substitutions and gave playing time to several first-team stars who had had trouble securing regular playing time. One of the players in question was left-back Kieran Tierney. He used to be the first-choice left-back. However, he has slipped since Oleksandr Zinchenko joined the side.

The former Manchester City player was acquired for £35 million in the summer. He has easily displaced Tierney as Arsenal’s starting left-back. Zinchenko is seen as a better fit for the system Arteta wants to implement.

Arsenal News: Outside the comfort zone for Tierney?

Arsenal News: Mikel Arteta Faced With Kieran Tierney Dilemma Amid Ahead of Europa League Clash
Arsenal News: Mikel Arteta Faced With Kieran Tierney Dilemma Amid Ahead of Europa League Clash

It became evident during the recent victory in Switzerland that Tierney had to attempt and operate outside of his comfort zone. Following the game, The Scotsman’s heat map painted an interesting image of the full-back. He assumed various unusual positions and even helped launch an attack on the right flank at one point.

To give players like Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah enough ammunition while also participating in assaults. It was clear that Tierney was attempting to play a more inverted role by receiving passes in more central attacking zones.

Tierney largely succeeded in the tasks assigned to him. However, the lower calibre of the opposition raises concerns about whether the former Celtic star could be trusted to play a more “Zinchenko-type” role against more difficult opponents.

Tierney’s greatest chance for regular play is probably the Europa League right now. However, PSV is a far better team than the opponents from last week.

Decision time for Arteta

Arteta must choose whether to put him in a system that is unquestionably better suited to Zinchenko. Or make certain systematic concessions to use Tierney’s many talents.

Tierney, a full-fledged international, brings a valuable skill set to the table with his aggressive demeanor and ability to run nonstop up and down the left flank while Arteta’s Arsenal seems to be veering progressively away from it.

It is ironic that Tierney, who has previously complimented Arteta’s tactical approach and even called the Gunners manager a football “genius,” is now forcing the Arsenal manager to face one of his more difficult choices.

PSV’s visit later this week may provide information on how Arteta intends to employ Tierney moving forward.

Arsenal News: Following the cancellation of Sunday’s home game against Everton, Mikel Arteta has spent more time than he may have anticipated working out with his Arsenal players.

Arsenal will next be in action on Thursday night at the Emirates when they host PSV Eindhoven in a Europa League match. On the first day of the competition, Arsenal defeated FC Zurich 2-1. They will be looking to build on that success.

During that match, Arteta made substitutions and gave playing time to several first-team stars who had had trouble securing regular playing time. One of the players in question was left-back Kieran Tierney. He used to be the first-choice left-back. However, he has slipped since Oleksandr Zinchenko joined the side.

The former Manchester City player was acquired for £35 million in the summer. He has easily displaced Tierney as Arsenal’s starting left-back. Zinchenko is seen as a better fit for the system Arteta wants to implement.

Arsenal News: Outside the comfort zone for Tierney?

Arsenal News: Mikel Arteta Faced With Kieran Tierney Dilemma Amid Ahead of Europa League Clash
Arsenal News: Mikel Arteta Faced With Kieran Tierney Dilemma Amid Ahead of Europa League Clash

It became evident during the recent victory in Switzerland that Tierney had to attempt and operate outside of his comfort zone. Following the game, The Scotsman’s heat map painted an interesting image of the full-back. He assumed various unusual positions and even helped launch an attack on the right flank at one point.

To give players like Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah enough ammunition while also participating in assaults. It was clear that Tierney was attempting to play a more inverted role by receiving passes in more central attacking zones.

Tierney largely succeeded in the tasks assigned to him. However, the lower calibre of the opposition raises concerns about whether the former Celtic star could be trusted to play a more “Zinchenko-type” role against more difficult opponents.

Tierney’s greatest chance for regular play is probably the Europa League right now. However, PSV is a far better team than the opponents from last week.

Decision time for Arteta

Arteta must choose whether to put him in a system that is unquestionably better suited to Zinchenko. Or make certain systematic concessions to use Tierney’s many talents.

Tierney, a full-fledged international, brings a valuable skill set to the table with his aggressive demeanor and ability to run nonstop up and down the left flank while Arteta’s Arsenal seems to be veering progressively away from it.

It is ironic that Tierney, who has previously complimented Arteta’s tactical approach and even called the Gunners manager a football “genius,” is now forcing the Arsenal manager to face one of his more difficult choices.

PSV’s visit later this week may provide information on how Arteta intends to employ Tierney moving forward.

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