Get your own back time! by GunnerJack
Hi guys and gals! Some of you will have noticed I sometimes have a go at various posts/posters on here so thought it might be a good idea to give people an opportunity to get their own back – especially such as Chiza and gotanidea etc:)
So I’m putting up a crazy team selection below, with my reasons, so feel free to chime in with your thoughts whether in favour or completely opposed. Would prefer it if you gave a logical reason for your posts but hey, if you simply want to slag me off then go ahead! No problem. Admin – please let all comments stand, no need to remove. Thanks.
Ok here goes with the team – reasons for selection below:
Defenders: Lichtsteiner, Holding, Mavropanos, Monreal
Three midfielders: Elneny, Torreira, Guendouzi
Three attackers: Bellerin, Lacazette, Aubameyang
Leno- I don’t mind if it’s Cech but would like to see Leno given a chance now
Lichtsteiner – better defender than Bellerin and again time he was given a chance. Tough guy – needed!
Holding – time to give him a go also, and another tough guy when necessary – remember Diego Costa?
Mavropanos – again, time to give him a go – and he’s tough – remember him vs Man Utd? Want to make all these feel part of the team.
Monreal – best LB we have at the moment and good getting forward. Not completely convinced by his defending though!
Elneny – always thought of him as too much a sideways and backwards player. Then saw him alongside Guendouzi in pre-season and it reminded me of another time he was given free rein to go forward and he surprised me both times with his stamina, willingness to get forward as well as back and with his excellent passes. Also doesn’t mind having a crack at goal if the opportunity presents itself.
Torreira – has looked good in cameos and about time he was given a full game. Would play slightly behind Elneny and Guendouzi in this formation.
Guendouzi – looked tired to me last week and was justifiably subbed. However he has put everyting into every game he’s played and sometimes looked our best player. Great enthusiasm, good tackling and passing, gets back to help the defence and forwards to help out with the attack and is always asking for the ball. No wonder he was a bit knackered! Just hope he’s been practicing his shooting!
Bellerin – would play as a right wing/striker. Hopeless as a defender to me but has been getting forward well and putting some excellent balls into the penalty area. Bit of work on his dribbling would help but once past an opponent he’s hard to catch.
Lacazette – main striker. Can hold ball up, dribble, tackle (a bit clumsily I think) and knows where the net is. Moves around so not too easy to mark. Gets on well with Aubameyang and those two can make up into an excellent strike force.
Aubameyang – left wing/striker. I sometimes wonder if Emery didn’t buy a winger just so Auba can use that space. Not blessed with the greatest dribbling skills but not bad, and obviously has good speed. Main attribute (to me) is arriving in the box fast and unmarked to deliver the knockout punch. Permission to wander anywhere, like Laca.
Sorry no room for Ozil in this type of formation (4-3-3) but seems to have problems at the moment anyway.
No room for Mikki either but has not being playing very well so far, at least to my eyes
No room for Xhaka or Ramsey either but enough has been said about those two to fill a container truck – and not much of it good!
So there you have it fellow gooners. Pick the bones out of that! Will look forward to your comments, if any, good or bad!