So Arsenal have been very busy so far this summer, and this week’s confirmed arrival of Sokratis and (nearly) Torreira will make an enormous difference to our defensive capabilities, especially when added to Lichsteiner and Leno. both Xhaka and Chambers have had their contracts extended too, but does that mean they will be starters?
So on our current business, how many of our old team will still be in the starting XI next season? Let us have a look at how we could line up with our new men…
Lichsteiner – Sokratis – Chambers – Monreal
Ramsey – Xhaka – Ozil – Mhkitaryan
I have picked the 4-1-4-1 formation after reading Emery’s long discussion of how he prefers his teams to line up. You can read it here….
I am sure that Bellerin and Lichsteiner will both be used regularly, and Kolasinac could challenge Monreal. Xhaka and Ramsey will be given less defensive duties with Torreira behind, and we should be scoring lots of goals with this set up..
What do you think?