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Man City vs Arsenal: Stick with your ‘disappointing’ defence – Emmanuel Adebayor advises Arteta

 Former Manchester City striker, Emmanuel Adebayor has advised Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta on one of the ways he thinks would help the Spaniard beat the Citizens on Wednesday.

Adebayor wants Arteta to stick with the same back four for their clash against Manchester City on Wednesday despite their disappointing performance against Southampton.

It is shocking though because a host of pundits have criticised the combination of Gabriel Magalhaes and Rob Holdings in the Arsenal central defence following the absence of William Saliba.

Arsenal have not been the same since Frenchman Saliba went off injured in their Europa League last 16 clash against Sporting CP on March 16.

The Gunners have conceded seven goals in their three matches and have dropped six points in those three Premier League games.

But Adebayor, a former Arsenal striker, wants the Gunner to stick with a back-four of Ben White, Rob Holding, Gabriel, and Oleksandr Zinchencko.

“Even if the entire defense was disappointing against Southampton on Friday, I would leave it at this back four.

“For six weeks and the injury to William Saliba, Arteta has been playing in this basic formation and allowing the automatic attacks to take hold. Maybe the Gunners had their heads in the Etihad, though that’s in no way an excuse,” he said.

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