I do like the fact that Arsenal are planning to go to Man City with the intention of taking the game to Pep Guardiola’s Premier League leaders and allowing the creative and attacking players in the Arsenal team to express themselves, as we really need to win and that is the best way to go about it.
It is a risk of course, as is Arsene Wenger telling the world his tactical thoughts ahead of the game, because the home side are fairly competent going forward as well, but I think the reason the boss has gone for this game plan rather than try to be defensive as we did there famously a few years ago, is because of the return to fitness of Sead Kolasinac.
The Bosnian international has proven to be an excellent summer signing and I do not think we have a player that can really cover for him, so when Wenger gave his injury update this week and Kolasinac was not in it, I for one breathed a huge sigh of relief.
For me the Bosnian hulk as some call him is the perfect blend of power, pace, defence and attack and on the left with Monreal behind him and Alexis Sanchez ahead the Gunners have a seriously strong left side. Do you like Wenger’s proposed approach and do you think Kolasinac is the key to making the tactics work?