Hindsight is a wonderful thing. I have 20-20 hindsight and never get a decision wrong, but the Arsenal boss does not have that luxury. If he did I am sure that Arsene Wenger would have prepared the Gunners a little differently for this Champions League game away to the mighty Bayern Munich.
I think there are a few reasons for Wenger setting the side up as he did. One is the fact that we won the home tie and have been playing well, especially going forwards. Another reason is that although a point would have been better than a win, we really needed to win to give ourselves a good chance of qualifying as we expected Olympiacos to beat Zagreb in Greece.
But despite the fact that the manager felt that the players did not defend well enough for the tactics to work, which is true to an extent, it seemed clear that the attitude was more adventurous than it had been in London. Once again there is a question about whether we were too confident in our own ability.
The thing is that Bayern Munich are an amazing team in great form and so maybe some confidence was warranted, but surely we should have tried to replicate the performance that got us that win.
Being a bit more forward thinking looked like a plan as the forwards were not tracking back as much, so maybe it was a risky tactic that could have worked with a better performance and maybe the situation in the group called for it.
What do you think Gooners?