Arsenal tactics to change after Liverpool injury crisis?

It has often been said of Arsenal in recent years, or more specifically about our manager Arsene Wenger, that the tactics were a bit predictable, even if the football was full of flair and excitement. The Frenchman was stubborn they said and had no plan B, but the Gunners have proved that to be wrong over the last year or so.

Now we know that Wenger can adapt to different circumstances and we were probably expecting him to send the players out with a more defensive and solid shape when Arsenal travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool next week, but if the boss was planning to do that he might well know be thinking again because of the injury crisis affecting Jurgen Klopp.

Liverpool were already struggling with a long injury list before last night’s Capital One Cup game and then lost two more first team stars as Coutinho and Lovren picked up hamstring problems. Kolo Toure was also limping at the end but it looks like he will be able to face us.

The former Gunner will be the only recognised centre back available to Klopp though, with Skrtel, Sakho and Lovren out, and to me that means that we must take the game to them and put that defence under serious pressure from the start. The fact that they are also without two first choice and fastest strikers in Sturridge and Origi as well as their best creative player Coutinho lessens the danger of them hitting us on the counter as well.

So should Arsenal take advantage of their injury crisis and treat this game like a home tie against a weaker side and go for all out attack?

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  1. yes we are to play 2-7-3 formation…famously used to beat the harvester pub allstars in the fish and chips champions league trophy of 2013.

    attack attack…and err..uhhhh…a to the t -tackkkkkk

    ot…why is everyone talking about never gonna happen auboomerang- dont forget boomerangs always come back!
    sadio mane wants out- he has said he is signing nothing more at southampton- they are looking for replacements right now

    cheeky bid?!

  2. Damn…Liverpool definitely have a bad injury situation. I wonder why so many hamstring and knee injuries?

    Dejan Lovren – Hamstring
    Philippe Coutinho – Hamstring
    Mamadou Sakho – Knee
    Jordan Henderson – Ankle/Foot
    Divock Origi – Hamstring
    Martin Skrtel – Hamstring
    Jordan Rossiter – Hamstring
    Daniel Sturridge – Hamstring
    Danny Ings – ACL/Knee
    Joe Gomez – ACL/Knee

    1. I think klopps pressing game needs a hard preseason training. They are injured because they don’t have enough endurance. ACL injury correlates to fatigue.

    1. i would take draw away at stoke- still cant believe they have xherdan shaqiri

      other two are no excuse winners

      1. @muffdiver
        Did you see how easily they were contained last night? Gotta admit though, Shaqiri is the “Tasmanian devil”, a lil brick sht house that can go from 0-60 in no time…Helluva cross also.

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  4. oh pls………stop!………just stop!…..

    Don’t call thr current injury situation at LiverpooL an advantage for Arsenal

    we all know what happens when we are presented with Opportunities to go up Top

    Lets just go to anfield and play to WIN, not for an Opportunity to go up Top!

  5. Aubamayeng is turning into another benzema, suarez, saga. Would love either el sharawy or the ex monaco man Yannick Carrasco, the guy who scored after ox pulled one back. Both good enough for arsenal and can play across the front three.

  6. I just looked at our coming fixture and i can tell you they are scary
    We really need alot of inforcement
    El nenny will be a good squad player and nice choice to cover the DM and CM
    Now we really need an good attacker
    I’m really sad we didn’t finish higuain deal he would have turned to an arsenal legend

  7. Wenger is saving dough for our marquee singing in the summer when Madrid let’s go one of their stars, I personally would love TONY KROOS.

  8. Good!! My hope is that we win all our games in January which are doable, buy 2 or 3 players and NO new injuries. That means resting ramsay/ozil/giroud for the Sunderland trip. This is our best opportunity to win this league, City look very vulnerable this year with kompany/aguero limping every game.

  9. Whatever formation or tactics we use, Adelaide must play. It’s ridiculous he’s on the bench for every game but he’s not even allowed 1 minute to show what he’s got.

  10. Well, believe you me, arsenal are on the course of winning the league. I personally believe on the team maturity this season and also we are on the right track. As for liverpool injury trouble, its a clear opportunity, we have to take all three points, it all that matter. Go gunners!!,.

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