Consistent tactics is the key to Arsenal turning their season around.
Arsenal beat West Ham 3-1 on Monday. That was their first win in ten games and, understandably, fans have begun to think that their season is now back on track.
I stand to disagree with that line of thought and I strongly believe that winning that game is not that big a deal, after all West Ham is just one point away from the relegation zone.
And even our draw against Standard Liege, who are hardly top class, in the Europa League, that will hardly fix the team’s current crisis of confidence, but consistent tactics will do them a world of good in the long run.
In the three games that Freddie Ljungberg has managed Arsenal, he has tinkered with his selection as he struggles to find which is best XI for the team.
I can understand why he would be switching players and tactics, but I strongly believe that if he doesn’t stick to one starting eleven and consistent tactics, his players are just one loss away from losing their confidence again.
Consistently sticking to the same team and tactics will help the players develop an understanding among themselves and there is nothing more dangerous than a team that knows each other.
When Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has played long enough on the same system and with the same teammates, he would know where to go when a certain player is on the ball and the player would also know his next move.
The benefits of that understanding amongst each other cannot be overemphasized, and it can only be achieved by a consistent tactical approach to games.
Is it time for Freddie to decide on a consistent starting line up and consistent tactics?