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TopTopQuality 2,656 pts

Alexis playing centrally

Posted by TopTopQuality 10 months ago · 113 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.

113 Comments

TopTopQuality 2,656 pts
Posted 10 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 2,656 pts
Posted 10 months ago by TopTopQuality

But it doesn't really matter what you call this formation. It looks like this season Sanchez will have more assists than Ozil if we keep playing the same formation.

TopTopQuality 2,656 pts
Posted 10 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

Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,179 pts
Posted 10 months ago by Ix Techau

You can call it what you want

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.

VA10 Football God 4,805 pts
Posted 10 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 2,656 pts
Posted 10 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

Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,179 pts
Posted 10 months ago by Ix Techau

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

Well no you're talking about formation, which is always the defensive shape. You can say that our attacking shape has changed but you can't claim we're playing a 4-4-2 because we aren't shaped that way in defensive play.

THE POLICE Arsenal Forever!!! 3,106 pts
Posted 10 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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