Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has revealed the key tactical shift that helped his side beat Arsenal 4-1 in their recent Premier League clash.
Speaking to BT Sport after the match, De Bruyne said that City had to adapt their playing style due to Arsenal’s man-to-man marking.
“When they play man-to-man we have to go a bit longer because there is no space to play short passes,” he said. “In the second half, it was 50/50, they are a very class team and hard to play against. We had to be at our best today and I think we were.”
The win over Arsenal puts City in a strong position to retain their Premier League title, as well as being on course for a treble, having also qualified for both the Champions League semi-final and the FA Cup final. Meanwhile, Arsenal’s title hopes now appear to have slipped away.