This difference is important on Football Manager because the players aren’t intelligent and mobile like the reality, but the real football is a different thing.
…and @SDGooner, Coquelin isn’t capable to pass the ball to a near team-mate, imagine him in the position of the classic creative midfielder. Who should be our playmaker with Coquelin in front of Koscielny and Mustafi? Who will receive the the first ball from the defenders?
Do you know why Arsenal play much better when there is on the pitch a player like Santi Cazorla? Because he receives the ball from the defenders and has the technique, the vision, the pass and the intelligence to find the players in the space or to start a ball possession.
You’re talking about the dutch system, the Total Football. Do you know who was the Ajax and Oranje National Team midfielder in front of the defense?
Arie Haan, a player with an incredible intelligence and a super technique.
You can’t talk of Total Football mentioning Coquelin (and Ramsey), because Rinus Michels, Cruyff, Krool and the others football heroes of this fantastic system because should be an offence for them.