Freddie has to get the Arsenal midfield right against Man City to get anything from the game.
There will be a change to the Arsenal midfield against City on Sunday to the one that beat West Ham last Monday evening. Granit Xhaka will not feature due to concussion and that means there will be a change in the centre of the park.
Additionally, I suspect there will be a change in formation from the Swede, a more pragmatic approach is likely considering the opponents.
I suspect that Lucas Torreira will be given the defensive midfielder role again, he is far better suited to that role and Freddie probably knows that full well now.
Matteo Guendouzi is likely to be drafted in to replace Xhaka and Mesut Ozil will be given his free role once again. However, I feel that Freddie will bring in one more midfielder, which will obviously affect who lines up in the forward positions.
I am of the opinion that Freddie will give Joe Willock another go in midfield. The young lad was poor last time out against Brighton but he is hardly the only Arsenal player to have had a bad game.
Freddie has to have his midfield competitive otherwise City will just overrun the defence, there has to be some sort of barrier and that is why I am convinced he will go with four across the middle.
So, this is the four-man midfield I reckon we will see take the pitch against Man City on Sunday.