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Arsenal tactics – Should we copy Liverpool and England’s diamond formation?

Arsenal’s Formation in 4-4-2 Diamond– The Liverpool and England Way By Supertuur

In the 2013/14 season two teams really stood out with their goal scoring capabilities, Liverpool with Suarez and Sturridge and City with Augero, Negredo, Dzeko and Jovetic. Besides the quality of their strikers what was the other reason they scored so much? They played 4-4-2, although in different variations. Today I will focus on the formation Liverpool and recently England play which is the 4-4-2 diamond or also known as 4-1-2-1-2.

How would an Arsenal team look in a 4-4-2 diamond formation?

Now could Arsenal get Remy to lower his wage demands?

I don’t know if it will, but the transfer of Loic Remy to Arsenal could be back on. It seems as though Arsene Wenger has been linked with a move for the talented French striker forever, with some Arsenal transfer rumours claiming this summer that the Prof had finally got his man.

But apparently Wenger backed off the move because of Remy’s wage demands of around £80,000. I certainly wasn’t his transfer fee because a release clause in his contract with QPR made the 27-year old available for just £8.5 million. I think that Arsenal were hoping to persuade the France international to accept a bit less for the chance to play in the Champions League, but once Liverpool joined the chase, those hopes were gone and the media thought it was a done deal.

Why 4th place would STILL be good for Arsenal

First of all, I am really looking forward to this season. Arsenal have already done some good business in the transfer window and, hopefully, Arsene Wenger will be adding a few more names to go with the completed transfers of Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy and David Ospina.

With a few less injury problems, I am optimistic that the Gunners will have a really good crack at the Premier League title. I believe we can win it and if not, then another cup success is certainly possible. But at the same time, I think that staying in the top four will be a significant achievement for Arsenal. It will not be easy.

Who is biggest threat to Arsenal being Premier League champions?

With over a month still to go in the summer transfer window, Arsenal have already done some very good business, with David Ospina soon to be confirmed and with Mathieu Debuchy and Alexis Sanchez already done and dusted. Plus, Arsene Wenger and Theo Gazidis have promised us more, so the Gunners will certainly have a stronger squad than last season.

But of course, all of the other Premier League teams will be trying to improve as well, so will Arsenal be able to improve on our fourth place finish? Not according to Michael Owen, but who listens to that biased midget anyway. Arsenal fans will certainly be hoping and believing that we can win the title this time, but who will provide the biggest threat?

He’s at it again! Bias boy Owen predicts Arsenal downfall

Maybe I am wrong about Michael Owen having a huge bias against Arsenal and for his former clubs, Liverpool and Man United. Maybe, but I do not think so, as the former England striker seems to go out of his way to criticise us and predict doom and gloom for the Gunners.

That is probably how he kept his job at BT Sport, who have proved with their latest adverts that they are about as fond of Arsenal as a Tottenham fan whose wife has just run off with a Gooner. It certainly is not Owen’s scintillating commentary, incisive punditry or exciting tone of voice that keeps him in work there, that’s for sure.

Ozil and Wenger had BIG influence on Sanchez choosing Arsenal

When it became clear that our new signing Alexis Sanchez had made Arsenal his choice, despite interest from the Italian champions Juventus and some of our big rivals in the Premier League, the arrogance of the Liverpool fans rose to the surface. They hit out at the Chilean and us via social media, accusing him of choosing the London lifestyle over football glory by coming to Arsenal, a club with no history and ambition, according to the red scousers.

It’s PUMA day for Arsenal but Sanchez transfer may NOT go through!

With the launch of the new Arsenal kit and other training gear and merchandise designed by the club’s new commercial partners NIKE later today, Arsenal fans are expecting it to be accompanied by the announcement of some new players to strengthen our hunt for another trophy.

The arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona seems to be the worst kept transfer secret in the world, but now it seems that the Chile international might not be one of the new Gunners unveiled today after all. The Daily Express are reporting that the deal is being held up because of the ongoing negotiations between his Catalan club and our Premier League rivals over the sale of Gnasher, or Luis Suarez as he is sometimes known.

CONFIRMED! Alexis Sanchez to sign for Arsenal today!

Arsene Wenger himself has confirmed that Alexis Sanchez is on the verge of putting pen to paper on a contract with Arsenal Football Club. This is the news that we have been expecting and waiting for, but it is good to hear some official confirmation, especially after last summer, when we all expected the Gunners to announce the signing of the Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid, only to see him sign for Napoli in Serie A.

Liverpool admit that Alexis Sanchez is going to Arsenal!

There is excellent bit of Arsenal transfer news today as the local Liverpool rag the Liverpool Echo have reported that Alexis Sanchez has turned down a move to Anfield in favour of Arsenal.

This is a direct quote from the article:

Liverpool FC have been forced to admit defeat in their attempts to sign Barcelona attacker Alexis Sanchez.

The Reds held talks with the talented Chile international and hoped he would agree to be a makeweight in the Luis Suarez deal.

However, Anfield officials have been unable to convince Sanchez to make the move to Merseyside and they are resigned to the 25-year-old joining Premier League rivals Arsenal instead.

Arsenal back in to finally seal the transfer of Huntelaar?

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has been at the centre of many Arsenal transfer rumours in recent years, especially last January and summer. It was thought that Arsene Wenger made a real concerted effort to bring the Dutch striker to Arsenal, but in the end the 30-year old opted to stay with his current club Schalke in the Bundesliga.

But now there is just one year left on his current contract with the Germans, a situation that we are all too familiar with and one that forced Wenger to sell Huntelaar’s international team mate Robin van Persie. Now the Gunners are in the opposite position though, and according to The Express, we are going again to try and finally secure his signature.

Is Pepe Reina the answer for Arsenal for just £5 million

Arsenal are definitely in the market for a new goalkeeper, but the question is whether Fabianski´s replacement will be a cheap backup or a real threat to Wojciech Szczesny´s Number One spot. The news today from the Mail suggests that Arsene Wenger could be aiming to buy the experienced Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina for a bargain price of just £5 million.

It was widely reported that Arsene Wenger put in a VERY cheeky bid of £20 million for the Spanish international just a few years ago, so if the 31 year-old could be acquired for such a cheap price right now then i can see Wenger being very tempted to finally complete the deal.

Is Reina transfer too pricey for Arsenal?

Once again, Arsenal are being linked with the Spanish goalkeeper Pepe Reina. The 31-year old, who is currently in Brazil with the Spain national side preparing for the World Cup finals, is apparently available, but will not come cheap.

According to The Express, Serie A club Napoli have decided not to make his move permanent, even though he has been in good form during the season long loan. It seems that Reina’s parent club Liverpool, are asking more than the Italians want to pay. So the paper claims that the Gunners are considering a move, with the exit of Lukasz Fabianski leaving a keeper shaped hole in our squad.