Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes
You gotta give me Ödegaard man. How many times does he receive the ball in the space between Tomi and Saka. Seriously. Thats not usually where CAM’s are.Not really, you are literally saying the same about a lot of modern teams. GK playing with feet is tendency, one FB attacking and the other defending is the oldest thing in football. We got Tierney doing that since he arrived. Even Emery with Kola did it.
Midfield is soooooo different, Peps prefer to use mid to build the plays... Arteta prefers to use FBs and wingers. Peps barely goes long balls, Arteta ask a lot for that.
Ødegaard is recently not going to wings exclusively and more free to move, like a classic 10, that's against 433 positional football.
So is not, you are only looking for what you want to see because Arteta was his assistant. And since we stopped using the rigidity of positional football we are playing better.