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Due to the fact that the sequencer is the "real" node that sequences transactions, I would imagine that is the true MEVer...

But for example, could I run an Arbitrum node and MEV some transactions before passing them to the sequencer?

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Due to the fact that the sequencer is the "real" node that sequences transactions, I would imagine that is the true MEVer...

Correct.

But for example, could I run an Arbitrum node and MEV some transactions before passing them to the sequencer?

You'd need a mempool for that, but txs on Arbitrum (and similar L2s) get forwarded straight to the sequencer. Here's an example on Arbitrum Nitro.

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