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AWassist 1,486 pts
Posted about 4 years ago by AWassist

Ix, i have been pointing out that AW has been doing tactical work for a while now and we have fought over it as well. I will share two prime examples Who remembers Arsenal vs Spuds on transfer day deadline when we signed Ozil. We changes the shape of the team to hold on to the result. Second would be our FA cup final against Hull. We switched to 4-4-2 and won the game.

There are may other examples but i wanted to share the prime ones from last year. A very good read http://dailycannon.com/2015/04/wenger-proves-doubters-wrong-tactical-masterclass-liverpool/ and you have got to read the one by Gooner Dave as well on 1nilup.

AWassist 1,486 pts
Posted about 4 years ago by AWassist

I also thought Wenger had changed his tune after Man City, but seeing as the players openly admitted there was no def-counter gameplan (it just happened that way), there goes that theory.

Do you remember the game we played earlier this year against Chelski? We changed our gameplan and did counter attack, of course we lost the game due to lack of right personnel and going all offensive we let the second goal in which killed the game else we would have probably scored we had them pinned. There are many such instances, The game plan against Man City worked and people call it fluke.

Mate Kiddleton 1,512 pts
Posted about 4 years ago by Mate Kiddleton

The tactics shown vs Liverpool does seem like there was some serious homework done beforehand. Wenger could have easily put Ramsey in the middle and put one of Ozil/Cazorla on the wing for instance. Hell I would've done it, seemed like a no brainer.

Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,271 pts
Posted about 4 years ago by Ix Techau

Hell I would've done it, seemed like a no brainer.

This is exactly my point. Wenger's tactical abilities are just common sense decisions that any of us would have made. When has Wenger ever surprised you tactically? Shouldn't our manager have more tactical knowledge than the average supporter?

Mate Kiddleton 1,512 pts
Posted about 4 years ago by Mate Kiddleton

This is exactly my point. Wenger's tactical abilities are just common sense decisions that any of us would have made. When has Wenger ever surprised you tactically? Shouldn't our manager have more tactical knowledge than the average supporter?

No no no, what I meant was: In the Pool game Wenger put Ramsey out right wing, Cazorla in the middle and Ozil at AMC. Which is not what I (nor pretty much anyone else here) would've done.

What we would do: Ramsey: MC Cazorla: LW/AMC Ozil: LW/AMC

What Wenger did: Ramsey: RW Cazorla: MC Ozil: AMC

In this case he definitely got it right using Ramsey's engine to shut down and press relentlessly on the right flank. Something Ozil or Cazorla probably wouldn't be able to do.

Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,271 pts
Posted about 4 years ago by Ix Techau

No no no, what I meant was: In the Pool game Wenger put Ramsey out right wing, Cazorla in the middle and Ozil at AMC. Which is not what I (nor pretty much anyone else here) would've done.

Really? Common sense to me...Ramsey better at defensive duties, and Liverpool's flanks were risk zones. Ozil as #10 is a no-brainer, so if Cazorla wants to play he needs to go in central midfield.

AWassist 1,486 pts
Posted about 4 years ago by AWassist

Really? Common sense to me...Ramsey better at defensive duties, and Liverpool's flanks were risk zones. Ozil as #10 is a no-brainer, so if Cazorla wants to play he needs to go in central midfield.

Haha! Everything is so obvious. We need field 11 players, 1 keeper, 4 defenders , 4 midfilders, 2 strikers. Common sense, there has to be a referee. We need to have opposition to play against that's common sense.

Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,271 pts
Posted about 4 years ago by Ix Techau

Haha! Everything is so obvious. We need field 11 players, 1 keeper, 4 defenders , 4 midfilders, 2 strikers. Common sense, there has to be a referee. We need to have opposition to play against that's common sense.

Let's be honest...not exactly rocket surgery picking our best XI, and what positions they should play in.

Mate Kiddleton 1,512 pts
Posted about 4 years ago by Mate Kiddleton

Really? Common sense to me...Ramsey better at defensive duties, and Liverpool's flanks were risk zones.

At least he is now studying and countering the opposition, as opposed to putting everyone out on the field and playing the same way no matter who we're up against. This is an improvement!

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