Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta's tactics revealed as BT Sport zoom in on board in Dundalk clash

MIKEL ARTETA'S tactics were exposed by BT Sport during their Europa League clash with Dundalk.

The TV cameras cut to the Gunners boss in the early stages of the Group B game at the Emirates.

And eagle-eyed viewers noticed a tactics board open in the background – before producers then zoomed in on the open notes to make sure everyone saw.

The plans appeared to show part of a line-up formation graphic with part of Arsenal's shape possibly featuring a back three.

And just as the tactics board may have suggested, the Gunners lined up with Shkodran Mustafi, Granit Xhaka and Sead Kolasinac as the three central defenders for the European tie.

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But it appeared the Irish side already had begun to work out how their Premier League opponents would set up as they frustrated Arsenal in the opening exchanges – until the floodgates opened just before half-time.

Plenty of fans on social media at home were baffled by the Spaniard's tactics being revealed.

One said: "Arteta is so confident today, he’s letting everyone see his tactics."

Another wrote: "Arteta cover your tactics!"

A third added: "Arteta PR is unreal! There is no way that "tactics board" was placed there by accident."

One user joked: "Looks like he's playing connect four tbh."

And Paddy Power tweeted: "Arteta has his tactics book wide open, the fool. Someone text this to the Dundalk coaching staff immediately."

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