TIME TO FREE THE LAC(OZI)AUBA by Nicholas O
Lacazette and Aubameyang playing together in a system that complements them and have them both in the attacking duo role would be mouthwatering. We have seen potential that this can do. However, spice that up with an Ozil at the top of his powers and you have frightening prospect for the opposition to face and Leicester can testify to this.
This season Ozil has been pushed to the right wing to find space for one Aaron Ramsey. Ramsey has not set the division alight and there is a case for Arsenal to cut their losses and send him into the market store. But, on the day that he was not called upon and Ozil got back to his favorite position, suddenly Ozil has become the match winner we have known him to be capable of doing. The question is what system will have Ozil and the Lacauba playing all in their favorite positions?
A 4.4.2 diamond would do this very well. It is a generic 4.3.3.
Forget Ramsey, he confuses things right now and he is not performing worthy of being allowed to bring such confusion right at the moment. If Emery can convince Iwobi to play closer to the central positions in order to cover the areas in the centre and invert to the wing when necessary to conjure attacks.
So Ozil is at the top of the diamond, and Torreira is at bottom of it with Iwobi and Xhaka on both sides of the diamond midfield. Ramsey can help in rotation and if he still is not playing well Emile Smith-Rowe can be brought in to gather some confidence in this position. Monreal and Bellerin would help out on the wings and our rotation would have Welbeck, Mhkitaryan, Guendouzi and Nketiah available to be brought in to offer depth.
Arsenal can rise and rise even some more. COYG!