Opinion: There should be only one attacking line up against Leeds and this is it

Arsenal players will return from international football with a tough game against Leeds United next on the schedule for them.

No matter how they have performed during the international break, they will come back to the reality that they haven’t won in three of their last four league games.

Putting it more bluntly they have lost three of their last four league games without scoring.

Only teams that score goals can win games, and this Arsenal team has the talents to win games.

From experience, we can also say that they have a manager that can help them to win matches with the right tactics.

It then boils down to who has been tasked with finding the back of the net.

Mikel Arteta has trusted a front three of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Willian in most of the club’s league games so far.

These players are decent players that you would hope to get you results, but that hasn’t happened so far and it is time for a change.

In our next game against Leeds, I think that the best front three to use would be Aubameyang, Bukayo Saka and Nicolas Pepe with Aubameyang playing through the middle and Saka on the left.

I see no other option.

What do you think?

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Tags Bukayo Saka Nicolas Pepe Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

13 Comments

  1. Kingsley says:

    yeah! i support the idear of auba playing in the middle of two man flank,saka and pepe

  2. Mrcool says:

    Arsenal should invest in midfielders that can take shots and score goals. They can not continue to rely on auba and laca to score all the time.

    Chelsea, manure, spur, mancity etc do feature at least 3 players that can score goals.

    Our midfielders are only good in side way and backward passes. That is why we are not scoring goals as expected.

    Our forwards are always marked by two men when they receive the ball. This makes it difficult for them to unlock defence.

    1. Apangu iddi amin says:

      Thats perfect

  3. proudgunner says:

    yes i would like that front three with the four in the middle of Tierney, Xhaka, Partey, Bellerin, plenty of cover and attacking ability there

  4. Gworm says:

    Saka has just played 3 x (almost) 90 minutes for England in a week. One friendly and one dead rubber. How fresh will he be for Leeds? Arteta needs to get assertive with Southgate or start pulling players out of the squad like Liverpool and ManU do.

  5. S.J says:

    Exactly the front line I want to see. I believe Arteta will make the right choice for this game.
    Him and the boy’s mental strength will be tested against Leeds.

    I am afraid we will see Xhaka and Ceballos partnership, yet they can still be able to deliver.

    Elneny tested positive for covid and Partey injury doubt is no good news.

    Saka, Aubameyang, Pepe,

    Willian,

    Xhaka, Ceballos,

    Tierney, Gabriel, Holding, Bellerin,

    Leno.

  6. AUBA_14 says:

    I would love to see that front 3 in action. They can’t do worse than the attack that scored 1 penalty in 3 games

  7. Shortboygooner says:

    I’ve been giving some thought ti the idea of playing saka through the middle as a no10. Here is why

    Saka is one of our most creative players. He can read the game very well and operate on both flanks as also has a decent finish on him. Whilst his positioning may be a bit off for a CAM roll he can still learn atm.

    Martinelli Auba Pepe
    Saka

    See where I am going with this ?

  8. HG says:

    Agree , I believe PEPE is capable and good in one on one situations and Saka has played three matches in past 10 days only negative I can see in this line up

  9. Grande Rio says:

    It should be:

    Auba
    Saka Pepe
    Willian Ceballos
    Partey
    Tierney Gabriel Holding Bellerin
    Leno

  10. Grandad says:

    Until the back three system is binned we will not improve significantly or at all despite the acquisition of fine players like Partey and Gabriel.

  11. Declan says:

    Pepe needs to play on the left not on the right. Play him as a conventional left winger rather than this inverted right winger crap and he will start creating far mor chances.

  12. Wenger91 says:

    Totally agree!

    Auba should play as ST, not on sides, he is losing his powers trying to create chances for Laca who keeps losing them.

    Or MA can play with 2 strikers with Nkeitah being alongside Auba with Pepe, Saka and Willian/Nelson being behind

    and 5 on the back

    Xhaka – Partey
    Gabriel – Luiz – Bellerin

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