ARSENAL’S FORM BASED SQUAD
If Arsene Wenger was to fit most of the form based Arsenal players into the team, he would have to completely abandon his preferred pattern and adopt a pattern so unlike Arsenal or even the EPL side’s.
The pattern would be 3.4.3 and the First XI would be as follows: –
I do not buy the idea where people are saying they are more comfortable with Sanchez in the wings. Sanchez is from all indications headed for a 25 goal haul in this role and could be our new 30 goals a season player. He is certainly getting the goods delivered.
Iwobi and Walcott on either sides of Sanchez are unplayable at certain instances. So I won’t mind Perez for Walcott but I fancy that Perez would be a better replacement for Sanchez and since Sanchez is prone to pick odd knocks with hard fighting EPL defenders and Perez can perform a similar role right now. I feel Walcott won’t be able to perform in the Central Forward role as Sanchez and Perez can, so he better specialize in the wings for now. Walcott and Iwobi play as wing forwards.
Ozil, is just Ozil. He is yet to kick off his assists haul but 104 passes in a game must have been very important second and third passes towards great things in the wins we have had. So he keeps his place in the in the hole behind the three forwards.
Our three best performing central midfielders together in the centre! I will title these position as follows – Centre-Right midfield, Centre-left Midfield and Centre-centre Midfield. Cazorla has performed before in the Left Wing as well as the in the centre midfield role…he will be aptly prepared for the role. Xhaka takes the centre of the three and Coquelin will pick lessons from his right back schooling to mixup with his new Centre-right Midfield role. The three-man anchor will solidify the defense and be thrifty as well as a spring board to restart attacks on the opposition at will. And yes, the three can shoot – with Xhaka leading in this ability – but Coquelin was the player who forced the penalty against Hull so they also have goals in there.
The most controversial of this set up is the three-man defense. I will create new roles again with Left-centre Back, Right-centre Back and Central-centre Back. Monreal has some schooling in the Centre-back role and his Full-back Right is second to none so he should be best for the Left-centre back role. Koscielny takes the Central-centre back role and Mustafi had some lessons in Right-back roles so he takes the Right-centre back role. They have the three-man anchor coverage ahead of them.
The substitutes bench power makes this team the super team that can conquer all. Perez can come in in the Centre Forward and Wings. Akpom too would be able to play these roles as recently he played a good wing role against Nottingham Forest. Oxlade Chamberlain can cover all the wings. Bellerin provides cover for Mustafi and can challenge Coquelin in the Centre-right-midfield role, as Gabriel covers all the back three roles. Holding covers for Koscielny.
Will Wenger need to change systems to ensure his best players are in the first XI?