Arsenal players are loving Wenger’s new formation

As Arsenal took on Manchester City in the semi-finals of the FA Cup at Wembley, the thought on everyone’s mind was whether the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger would stick to the back-three system that worked against Middlesbrough or revert to his usual 4-2-3-1 formation. The Frenchman stuck to his new system and the move paid dividends as the Gunners beat Manchester City 2-1, and stand-in captain Laurent Koscielny believes the new system has given the team more confidence.

As quoted by the Daily Mirror, the Frenchman said: “There was a tactical turnaround but we have been working on it for 15 days. The system suits certain players but it’s also good for the whole team. I think we have also found more confidence in this system with three defenders. We are more solid.”

I have to say, Laurent has got it spot on here. The benefit of this system is that the team will have more bodies at the back to deal with danger and hence the defence becomes more solid. In addition, I think a lot of our players are better suited to playing in this kind of system, as we have seen Rob Holding, Gabriel and wing-back Oxlade-Chamberlain all excel in their roles under the new formation.

Offensively, it gives more freedom to our creative players who play behind the striker as they can float around in pockets of space and pick a pass or try and penetrate the opposition themselves. In my opinion, Arsenal’s change in form is a direct result of Wenger finally moving with the times and going for a back-three. While the team certainly have to go a long way before perfecting the implementation of the new formation, it certainly is a positive sign to see Le Prof being open to new ideas. Let’s hope that the new system has given the Gunners enough confidence to push for a top-four finish and an FA Cup.



  1. ugabooga says:

    Wow what a run by Kante, no onein Arsenal.barring ox could do that.

  2. ugabooga says:

    Spurs are really in with a chance, Chelsea look wobbly.

  3. ugabooga says:

    Cant believe I want a Chelsea ein ?

    1. Muffdiver wants change...not for arsenal...for.the vending machine, I'm thirsty as f### says:

      And u have it

      London has been blue since the Russian invested

      Sigh tired of groundhog season

      1. Marvu denish says:

        Chelsea has vision not like us arsenal who win one game and we start, wenger in.. .i have been an arsenal fan for long time but my life is miserable because of lack of vision

      2. Fatboy Gooney says:

        ?? if it truly is a GiroudHog season… Oops!?? I meant GroundHog ?? but GiroudHog sounds just as good ?.. Anyways, then surely If it was, we’ll finish above the Spuds then … Right? Isn’t that how GiroudHog season normally runs… Trots? ?

  4. Goonerboy says:

    Are we still basking in the euphoria of our win against City?? Yes I enjoyed the win and it was good but enough already…all this talk about new formation that should have been used since five years ago is shameful to me seeing as we tried it when Chelsea is making it look like the Almighty formation…

    Mind you, IF chelsea win the title this season, Fabregas would have won the league twice since his return to England…TWO!!! Am so bitter about that, even Kante,twice in two years….

    We have more things to worry about than to be overjoyed because we won against a not so great team..

    1. Fatboy Gooney says:

      ?? You made that sound sooooo depressing ?????

      1. Goonerboy says:

        It is depressing when someone/something you can’t do without continually make you sad, not straightforward and transparent and let’s you know that you are not so important to her…

        1. Fatboy Gooney says:

          ? Yeah, I understand mate… I think ?
          you just have to learn to let go,
          one way love doesn’t work ?
          Find yourself a new hobby,
          Something to occupy your mind.
          I’ve been divorced for Wenger Years!
          ??And I actually look & feel half my age and I sometimes act a quarter of it… Ask Twig ??

          ??Oh wait.. was you only referring to football? ??

    2. SoOpa AeoN says:

      @goonerboy…… U literally spoke my mind…
      I mean, there’s obviously something wrong with this Arsenal (like we are being cursed)…. We have a very shallow thought…. And we Love to Revel in past glories instead of aiming for the stars
      We enjoy being stucked on replay… Fv*k !

  5. Goonerboy says:

    Our season can still turn out to be a disaster if we lose the FA cup and miss the Top 4…that means we have just set ourselves for disappointment…

    Therefore, I will enjoy every win, move on immediately and focus on the next its game by game with no expectations…I’d rather HOPE than EXPECT…
    That’s what it has come to with Arsenal….

    1. Fatboy Gooney says:

      Come on man,chill out and enjoy our lucky win for a little longer ?
      God knows that we have been starved from it and who knows what tomorrow’s game will bring ??

  6. Fab says:

    We had Ian Wright not divided fans opinions, Anelka not, Henry not, Eduado da Silva not, Adebayo not, Chamack not, Bedtner not,

    Giroud Oooh no, some says he is in the same level with Ronaldo and Mesi others says he is better than Costa, Kane others said Arsenal will not win major trophies with him upfront, and some others donteven want him to wear the shirt. Dont forget some says he is handsome!

    1. SoOpa AeoN says:

      might have to read ya comment from right to left or better still use a rear view mirror

      @ Henry not , adebayor not , eduardo la silva not …. LoL

  7. DANDY GUNNER says:

    Arsene Wenger says Arsenal won’t sell Olivier Giroud. So sit back and get ready for more of the same old same old. Two more years of Wengerisim. The man has nothing left to give he should move on.

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