There is a decent case to be argued for both of the different tactics that Arsenal could employ against the spuds in the north London derby on Sunday, but which one is the best and which one will Arsene Wenger want his players to use? The good thing is that Arsenal have shown ourselves well capable of playing either well and with a successful result, in the Premier League at least.
We are at home and I’m sure that most Arsenal fans will want the team to attack our local rivals from the off. And to be fair, that tactic has been a very useful one for us in recent times as shown to such devastating effect when Manchester United came to the Emirates about a month ago and the game was over after 20 minutes following a three goal blitz.
If Arsene Wenger is at all concerned about the players suffering from mental and physical tiredness following our fruitless trip to Munich on Wednesday, then maybe he would be well advised to get the Gunners to start with a bang. On the other hand, the fatigue factor could work in our favour as the spuds will have had one day less to recover and prepare.
In that case a patient approach might be best, with plenty of passing and possession to wear the visiting players out and set them up for a grandstand finish. How do you think Arsenal should approach this crucial derby clash?