What I see is Arteta using same formula that Pep has been used, Odegaard in place of De Bruyne, very wide wingers constantly run cut in side.
Pep trades away that system when he gets Haaland, more direct and vertical approach. Both Sterling and Jesus who can run wide and hard were sent way, replaced by Grealish and Mahrez (featured more this season), these play in narrower, slower tempo, need space. Man City are still fine in some degrees, with Haaland’s number 9 ability but I feel they are not explosive last year. Highly Pep needs another year again to figure it out.