Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has said that he was happy with winger, Willian’s performance after he played the Brazilian in a centre-forward position against Manchester City in Saturday’s Premier League 1-0 defeat at Etihad.
Arteta also said that the reason he left two strikers, Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah on the bench to start Willian against Pep Guardiola’s side was due to a ‘tactical decision’.
Man City defeated Arsenal at Etihad, thanks to Raheem Sterling’s lone goal in the first half after goalkeeper Bernd Leno spilt a shot into his path.
Speaking on Willian, Arteta said as quoted by Metro UK after the game: “We need to have the versatility to play in different formations, occupying different spaces.
“I believe it was a game for him,…