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15 Aug 2018 21:38:51
Nacho is available for Chelsea game if Dick thinks he's match fit.
Kol Kos and Maitland Niles only 3 players not available for Saturday.
4 3 3
With Torreira Guendouzi Elney in the middle Ozil in the hole behind Lacasette and Pea both down the middle.

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15 Aug 2018 23:10:23
Tori, Guen and Laca have to start IMO.

15 Aug 2018 23:48:57
Can't play Xhaka and shouldn't try to make Ozil Miki Laca and Pea all fit in somewhere somehow.
A result would give us all a lift and get out new start off the launch pad.

15 Aug 2018 23:48:34
No wingers? No chance, never happen.

15 Aug 2018 23:50:12

Bellerin, Sokratis, Mustafi, Nacho

Ozil, Torreira, Guendouzi, Mkhitaryan

Aubameyang and Lacca

Mavropanos - replace Mustafi at some point.

16 Aug 2018 06:41:55
My choice:

Lichtsteiner Mustafi Sokratis Monreal
Guendouzi Torreira Elneny
Ozil Lacazette Aubameyang

More likely:

Bellerin Mustafi Sokratis Lichtsteiner
Torreira Guendouzi
Mkhitaryan Ozil Ramsey

16 Aug 2018 08:23:56
Totally agree with your comments down the page about too many luxury players RG and Ozil Miki and Aaron all come into that catogary.
For me one is the limit and it has to be Mesut because he's the best of the 3.

16 Aug 2018 10:18:29
I favour a back 3 system


lichtsteiner Mustafi Sokratis

Torreira Elneney/ Guendouzi (50/ 50 on this)

Miki Ramsey Ozil

Aubu and Lacazette

I believe you have to give Aubu and Lacazette a chance to form a partnership as I feel it could be deadly, I don't think dropping either forward is justfied when they are both such a good goal threat. Fullbacks aside from Lichtsteiner are are weak defensivly in the fullabck area hence I think we are more solid in a back 3. Belierin is a liability for me and does not offer good crossing delivery anyway to counter that.

16 Aug 2018 09:49:08
Ozil up behind the front two would be my choice.

16 Aug 2018 12:35:48
Bellerin Mustafi Sokratis Lichtsteiner
Micki Ozil Guendouzi/ ramsey auba

16 Aug 2018 17:20:35
Lichsteiner sokratis mustafi monreal
Torriera guendozi
Mkykitarian ozil aubamayang

16 Aug 2018 21:53:34
I personally like 3 at the back too Ryan but don't think Dick is a fan.
If it was me picking the side and formation it would be
Lichstiener Sokratis young Greek CB
Belerin Torreira Guendouzi Monreal
Lacasette and Pea

If I had to stand or fall on a side from our current squad that would be mine.

17 Aug 2018 12:38:12
The problem for us when playing a back 4 is because we don't have any midfielders that are comfortable out wide as they are all central based. We are then asking the fullbacks to basically cover the entire length of the pitch just for the sake of having someone out wide who may make get one decent crosss out of about 10, this in turn leaves us exposed too much on the counter.

They is so little protection for the fullbacks it is untrue, that is without Bellerin in particular not being much of a defender anyway. This is why with our current squad makeup I think we would be more solid defensively going to a back 3 and keeping the central (width of the goal area essentially) area strong were the midfielders are more comfortable.

Yes you are sacrificing some natural width but like I say we don't have natural wide players anyway. Why try and cover a weak area for us when we can enhance our strength centrally, when for one delivery is often poor from out wide and 2 now we don't have Giroud our forwards are not great in the air and would lose many more arial battles than win.

If necessery Aubu and Lacazette when attacking can always pull out wide as and when to get a cross in and most likely would cross better than the fullbacks anyway.

17 Aug 2018 14:19:05
That's a good post that Ryan, for our midfieled putting in a shift and helping out at the back became to much of an ask under Arsene and the only player who did so automatically and willingly was Sanchez.
I still think Danny Welbeck has that in him but he's let that part of his game slip since joining us.



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