Should Arsenal switch to 4-4-2 against Bayern? by Twig
Injuries to key players in midfield has stifled Arsenal’s good run this season. Ever since the loss of Cazorla, we’ve lacked control and craft in our midfield. Against Hull and at the Emirates, Arsenal surprisingly lost the possession battle. Add to that, Ozil’s loss of form, and it’s easy to say we have a midfield crisis.
Against Bayern on Wednesday we’ll welcome Xhaka back into the team who has been serving a 4 match ban following a red card earned against Swansea. However, I doubt Wenger will be keen to throw him into such a critical game so soon.
Meanwhile, we have an abundance of striking talent that would put any EPL side to shame. Against Hull, Giroud didn’t even get to play, while Perez and Welbeck (who impressed in his comeback against Southampton) would still be fresh after playing for only a few minutes.
A lot has been said about Ozil’s poor form in recent games. In fact, a report carried by the Telegraph suggested Arsene might be tempted to drop him on Wednesday. That will certainly not delight Ozil but it might just be what the team needs. Against Bayern we must ensure all the firepower at our disposal is not wasted. Since we play the second leg at home, a goal at the Allianz Arena will be hugely vital. My team for the game on Wednesday will be…..
____Perez Ox Coquelin Walcott
Monreal Koscielny Mustafi Bellerin
What do you think?