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VA10 Football God 4,771 pts

Idea formation/line-up

Posted by VA10 about 1 year ago · 12 replies

So no lets sign this and that bullcrap. What is the best line up and formation with our squad?

For me: Cech (obvious reasons); Bellerin-Gabriel-Koscielny-Monreal (with Koscielny and Monreal we have enough experience to start with Gabriel and he'll only improve with his English); Wilshere-Coquelin (planing for future here or else it's Santi Coquelin); Alexis-Ozil-Ramsey (speed, technique and handwork); Welbeck (I rate Giroud very highly but Welbeck offers a lot with his pace, skills and hold up play although in the latter Giroud is unquestionably better so it depends on the opposition)

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Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 13,934 pts
Posted about 1 year ago by Ix Techau

Well if we can't sign anyone and we're creating a shape based on our best players, I'd say the first place to start is listing our top ten outfield players in order of quality/importance. This is roughly my list:

  1. Özil - CAM
  2. Sanchez - LW
  3. Coquelin - CM
  4. Koscielny - CB
  5. Bellerin - RB
  6. Monreal - LB
  7. Giroud - CF
  8. Mertesacker - CB
  9. Cazorla - CM
  10. Welbeck - ST

Then all we need to do is come up with a shape that allows us to play all of those players in their preferred positions. Looking at the list above, it seems we have three forwards in the top ten (Giroud, Welbeck and Sanchez), and one #10. The only system in which that works is a 4-2-1-3, which we are currently using anyway.

Morleys Mesut Özil > You and your mum, chief 4,384 pts
Posted about 1 year ago by Morleys

Undoubtedly we'll sign at least 3 players in the summer but for the rest of the season in Prem games it has to be:

Cech; Bellers - Mert - Kos - Nacho; Coq - Elnenny; Joel - Özil - Alexis; Welbeck

poodris 2,501 pts
Posted about 1 year ago by poodris

I would like to see how they play in a 352.

Cech Gabriel-per-kos Bellerin-coq-santi-nacho Ozil Campbell-alexis

poodris 2,501 pts
Posted about 1 year ago by poodris

Undoubtedly we'll sign at least 3 players in the summer but for the rest of the season in Prem games it has to be:Cech; Bellers - Mert - Kos - Nacho; Coq - Elnenny; Joel - Özil - Alexis; Welbeck

We thought they would undoubtedly sign at least 3 players last summer too.

Morleys Mesut Özil > You and your mum, chief 4,384 pts
Posted about 1 year ago by Morleys

We have to though. Ospina, Flamini & Arteta are all leaving. That leaves a back up keeper, a space for a DM backup/first choice with still the right wing, CM & striker positions needing bolstering.

Morleys Mesut Özil > You and your mum, chief 4,384 pts
Posted about 1 year ago by Morleys

If Szcz is willing to learn from Cech then sure, I think he could do with another season out on loan though.

We need a first choice CM at this rate as well as someone as good if not better than Coq at DM. Coq is so, so bad on the ball and we desperately miss someone who can recycle possession.

For me it's no coincidence that Arteta managed to make Song & Ramsey look good.

If we stick with Coq at DM we need a player in the mould of Verratti/Gundogan/Pjanic, if we get a DM whose good on the ball then Ramsey should be okay to play centrally.

VA10 Football God 4,771 pts
Posted about 1 year ago by VA10

what arsenal "needs" vs. what they actually get are two entirely different things.

what you think Arsenal needs and what they actually need are two entirely different things.

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