Even if Arsenal do manage to secure the transfer of a centre back this week, something that is desperately needed after Gabriel joined Per Mertesacker in the Arsenal treatment room, the new player will have little time to train with and get used to his new team mates.
So whatever happens I think it is fair to say that defence will not be our strongest suit when Jurgen Klopp brings his Liverpool side to north London on Sunday. This is clearly a problem for the Gunners, but not necessarily an insurmountable one if we play the game right.
In order to do that I think we have to make the most of our own strengths and they are definitely on the creative and attacking side of the game. Our passing ability will help, of course, as we can limit the threat to our goal by limiting the amount of ball the Liverpool players have.
As we have seen many times in the past, though, possession without penetration is pretty pointless, so I think we have to go for the jugular and try to give Liverpool’s defenders a torrid time. I think we must expect them to score at least once so the minimum required from Arsenal is two goals.
With Ramsey, Cazorla, Walcott, Alexis and all we do have the players that can do some real damage going forward but the tactics are important as well and I think that Wenger must take the risk and go for all out attack. Do you agree?