Ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Manchester City on Wednesday, Mikel Arteta has revealed that he has a plan in place to stop Erling Haaland. The Gunners boss has been full of praise for the striker, who has scored an impressive 32 Premier League goals this season. However, Arteta believes that preventing the source is the best recipe for stopping Haaland from scoring. He has been working on City’s threats and weaknesses, focusing on their goalkeeper and being adaptable to their style of play.
Arteta acknowledges that Haaland is a unique player who cannot be compared to anyone else. He has the ability to play in a different way due to the set-up and good players around him. Arteta knows that giving anything away to big teams like City can be costly and has learned from past mistakes.
In their previous encounter in February, Haaland scored against Arsenal with a brilliant precision following Kevin De Bruyne’s cutback. De Bruyne, who leads the Premier League assist charts with 15, could once again hold the key to unlocking Arsenal’s defence. However, Arteta is confident in his plan and believes that he has the best recipe to stop Haaland and secure a positive result for Arsenal.