Arsenal should go with 4-4-2 against Monaco by MES
The midweek away game at Monaco is a very difficult one for Arsenal. Initially I had lost all hope for that game until I saw PSG and Shalke with their resilience in this weeks Champions League matches. The main problem with this game is we need to score 3 goals against a team that are very difficult to score against.
This is my team selection in a 4-4-2 formation to provide double the attacking power.
Bellerin Koscielnly Monreal Gibbs
Ozil Le Coq Cazorla Sanchez
This is a game where Monaco will be happy to sit back and wait so we will have most of the possession. The only way I think we can deal with that is by whipping in crosses to our two big men rather than having Giroud as an only target. They will try to hit us on the counter which makes me want to replace Mertesacker for Monreal for speed issues we are all well aware of.
With Welbeck and Giroud we certainly won’t suffer from lack of height in set pieces against us. The choice of Ozil is based on the fact that I would have chosen the Ox if available – and recently Ozil has been more disciplined in defense.
What do you think Gunners? Is 4-4-2 the way to go.