With Arsenal having only managed to keep hold of the ball for less than 25 percent of the game against Bayern Munich in the home tie, not many people are expecting the Gunners to go and dominate the game in Germany. But that does not necessarily mean that we will completely change our tactics.
That is what the Bayern boss Pep Guardiola has suggested will happen though, according to a Goal.com report. The Spanish manager, who is trying to bring the same sort of success and dominance of the game that his Barcelona team managed, was still respectful of Arsenal and our quality.
But he also expects Arsene Wenger to set the Gunners up to make the most of the stature, strength and aerial ability of the big French centre forward by playing the ‘long ball’ game. This is not the typical Arsenal or Wenger way of doing things, but should it be for this crucial and difficult Champions League match?
Look at Manchester United and how they are doing quite well thank you under Louis van Gaal, despite a Metro report showing that they are statistically the least attacking team in the Premier League. And with players like Cech, Koscielny and Coquelin, Arsenal are definitely better equipped these days to be solid.
We also have the creative talents of Ozil, Cazorla and Alexis Sanchez though, so would it be wrong to ignore their skills and just lump it up to Giroud?