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Pep Guardiola is leading Man City through a tense title battle with Arsenal (Image: Getty)

Manchester City letting Nicolas Jover join Arsenal in 2021 has proven to be a costly decision. The revered set-piece coach is actively working against his former employers this season by boosting the Gunners’ Premier League title chances, and his expert advice was on full display during Arsenal’s win over Tottenham on Sunday. Jover has become something of a household name for his expert set-piece coaching, a key element of Arsenal’s success this season.

Under his guidance, Arsenal’s superb performance from set pieces has proven to be crucial, with the team scoring two goals from corner kicks in their recent win over local rivals Spurs. Arteta and Jover have a history, having previously worked together on Guardiola’s Manchester City backroom team. Arteta later brought Jover to Arsenal in 2021. If City were to lose this year’s title race, the Gunners’ set-piece prowess will likely have played a major role.

Frenchman Jover, born in Berlin, started his coaching career with Ligue 1 side Montpellier before joining Brentford in 2016. His stint at City preceded his rise to prominence at Arsenal. Reflecting on the decision to recruit Jover, Arteta explained that he recommended bringing Jover to Arsenal, as he was familiar with his coaching style and believed in his ability to have a strong impact on the team.

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