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TopTopQuality 2,429 pts

Alexis playing centrally

Posted by TopTopQuality 4 months ago · 104 replies

Wenger has finally seen the light. Everyone says that Sanchez is playing CF but in reality he's our n10 now. Or you could also say it's a 4-4-2 with Walcott and Sanchez as the 2 strikers.

Sanchez is a creative goal scorer, and he flourishes as such. Walcott isn't creative but he's a pacey goal scorer who makes good runs. And they complement each other very well.

Ozil is now playing deeper or on wings. Nitice how he has ZERO assists as of today. I actually like Ozil playing as more of a number 8.

And it probably means we've seen the last of Giroud. Have nothing against him personally, he seems to be a top bloke. But as a footballer he's not suited to Arsenal. He should probably go somewhere like Juventus, PSG, Atletico or Bayern.

And quite possibly Ozil playing deeper and having so many other central midfielders, means that Ramsey's Arsenal career is nearing its end. And I'm ok with it.

As a CM he's useless - no discipline, always ends up in the box, he thinks he's a striker.

On wings he's better but that's not his best position.

His best position is n10, like he plays for Wales. But he won't get a game in that position at Arsenal.

104 Comments

TopTopQuality 2,429 pts
Posted 4 months ago by TopTopQuality

Without the ball Arsenal stick to a rigid formation.

But in attack Arsenal formation is fluid. And if you look at how Sanchez and Walcott combined against Chelsea, it was effectively 4-4-2

TopTopQuality 2,429 pts
Posted 4 months ago by TopTopQuality

You can call it what you want, but the fact is - Alexis is our main creative player now, not Ozil or Cazorla. And he will mostly be assisting Walcott or Lucas.

And I fucking love it. Because that's how he plays for Chile too. It bring out the best of him

VA10 Football God 4,663 pts
Posted 4 months ago by VA10

Our main creative player is still Ozil.... I mean if you decide who is a creative player by counting assists in 6 games then fine. But that isn't the big boy way of doing it.

TopTopQuality 2,429 pts
Posted 4 months ago by TopTopQuality

No you can't. Football formations refer to the defensive shape, which in our case is a 4-2-3-1. What we do in attack is irrelevant. You wouldn't call Barca's formation a 2-1-7 just because they all go forward in attack only leaving the two CBs and Busquets at the back.

Well, there you go - I'm talking about offence, you're talking about defense.

We're comparing oranges with apples. I know that in defense we're sticking to the old structure.

But our attack has changed dramatically since Giroud disappeared. When he was playing, he'd just be standing there, manhandling the opposition CBs and grabbing his head every time he fucks up. Alexis was on the wing and Ozil behind Girioud. The whole thing was total vomit inducing shit show.

But now the whole attacking set up is different. That's what I'm talking about, not the defense

THE POLICE 908 pts
Posted 4 months ago by THE POLICE

But our attack has changed dramatically since Giroud disappeared. When he was playing, he'd just be standing there, manhandling the opposition CBs and grabbing his head every time he fucks up. Alexis was on the wing and Ozil behind Girioud. The whole thing was total vomit inducing shit show.But now the whole attacking set up is different.

Burnley is the kind of game where Giroud would have made the difference if he was brought on in the second half, where the opponents were giving hard time to our new attacking setup..

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