Against Tottenham, I thought that Unai Emery went a little too conservative picking three midfielders that were more defensive-minded than attack-minded and I do understand why he went that way because of the threat that Spurs posed but by being conservative it blunts the attack.
That may be sensible against the top-six but if you want to be competitive with the likes of Liverpool, Man City and even Spurs you have to throw off the shackles and put your trust in your forward line to deliver.
Playing to your best attributes works and Arsenal need to start doing that, they have a formidable front line but that forward line needs service and the time has surely come for Emery to show some cojones and allow Arsenal to unleash that formidable front line.
That does not just include Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe, it means having Dani Ceballos or Mesut Ozil directly behind them or even both, mad I know but why not?
The more Arsenal attack the less opportunity there is for the opponents to attack, this is a philosophy that Liverpool and Man City employ and it works.
There is a risk, of course, look what Pepe did against Liverpool when he got in behind them but it is a risk worth taking in my opinion, especially against teams outside the top-six that are vulnerable and Watford are definitely vulnerable.
What is the point of having a fantastic forward line if you are not going to utilise them when the opportunity arises?