The tactics thread

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by say yes, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. Highbury

    Highbury Active Member

    IMO, Lacazette doesn’t have the technical qualities to play as SS/CF. He is a pure ST although not a very good one.

    3-4-3 won’t solve anything because Aubameyang will still be shifted out wide. 3-5-2 was the hottest formation in the league when Conte destroyed the league with it, but it has surprisingly gone out of fashion lately. I would really like Emery to give it a try before he gets sacked.
  2. pikey2000

    pikey2000 Well-Known Member

    Agreed, like I said a few pages back, the personnel we have available now makes going back to a back 3 a far more appealing option

    a) We have two new wing backs in Hector and Tierney VS Kolasinac and AMN from last season.

    b) Holding-Luiz-Chambers is infinitely better than Kos-Sok-Mustafi if we are intent on ball playing CB's.

    c) Allows us to play two up top - the Laca - Auba combo that served us so well last season

    d) allows us to field an AM (Özil) with two holding mids behind him so that he doesn't need to contribute as heavily defensively (not that we are any more solid as a defensive unit with him out of the side).

    As you say, aside from Pepe its the formation that both best suits our squad but also allows us to field our best players in their primary positions rather than shoe horning them in i.e Auba out wide, Özil out wide/not playing at all, Torreira at 10 etc etc etc.
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  3. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    Let’s just go back to playing football like this lads...simples.
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  4. Pepes blue pill

    Pepes blue pill Well-Known Member

    Anyone wanna explain what our tactics are?


  5. Underhill

    Underhill Well-Known Member

    Playing Laca, Auba, Martinelli and Pepe at the same time is impossible, right? :D
  6. boonthegoon

    boonthegoon Well-Known Member

    Yup, let us just drop Laca.
  7. boonthegoon

    boonthegoon Well-Known Member

    We really need a complete refresh of tactics. Playing 3 atb makes so much sense now IMO. Luiz and even Holding play better in a 3. Luiz in the middle. Holding LCB. Chambers/Sokratis RCB. (Chambers as RCB in a 3 can play like Azpi did at Chelsea under Conte) Chambers/Bellerin RWB. Can be 352 at home and easy away games Xhaka/Torreira-Guendouzi mid
    Özil behind Auba Pepe
    Laca back up to all 3
    Switch to a 343 for tough away games and hope for counters
    Maybe Özil drops out. Auba/Pepe wings and Laca st or Auba st and Gabigol/Pepe wings. Luiz pinging balls from the middle.
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  8. mavelous

    mavelous Tinfoil hat aficionado Trusted

    yea, it seems we are much better equipped to play the 3 cb system with wingbacks at the moment. last year it was kinda forced on us due to Kolasinac being, well, Kolasinac and Bellerin's injury.

    this time our wingbacks could actually make it work much better, and CBs are probably better suited to 3cb system that being in a pair, since we don't have a DM with defensive aptitude (Torreira's huff and puff notwithstanding).

    as for midfield and attack, not like it's functioning any better at the moment, so yea
  9. The_Playmaker

    The_Playmaker Established Member

    Our game management under Emery is shocking. We invite so much unnecessary pressure on ourselves by stupid passes back to the centre backs instead of playing forwards. Our goalkeeper, whether it is Leno or Martinez contribute to so much pressure. We do silly things. silly corners, free kicks and throw ins that just give the ball to the other team and let them break on us.
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  10. roz

    roz Well-Known Member

    Seriously we play with 2 strikers, neither of which has the height to head the ball in And we play the same ****ty old tactics every game, fullbacks overlap cross ball into box for a header!?!?!?? Its SO obvious its not working and to be honest its crap football.
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  11. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    Emery’s tactical level...

    ...Rik’s too offensive to be Emery tbf.
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2019
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  12. mavelous

    mavelous Tinfoil hat aficionado Trusted

    I guess the culture change was too much of a shock, and in order to implement whatever style or game plan he supposedly has, he is running out of time.
  13. Rimaal

    Rimaal Questionable Taste

  14. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Confusing tactics maybe emery changing it from 442 to 433 to 442 diamond in space of the week that confusing and bring no stability
  15. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    This is our tactic, play disjointed **** football with zero balance and hope that our world class striker bails us out.
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  16. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    Problems today.

    1. No midfield at all.

    2. While good combination for the goal. Auba and Laca general play is lacking to much for us to put the other team at the back foot. Its a problem that has been since they started to play together but even more noticeable with Emery tactics.

    3. Defense weak. Not switch on in the goal. You would thing defensive manager would make sure that defense are switch on in cases like this.
  17. Furious

    Furious Xhaka Propagandist

    Lacazette has only 2 goals in 18 matches????????
  18. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    Well Aguero bla bla bla so Lacazette is okay here.
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  19. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    Mate dunno what you're getting at that's a world class return for a £55 million striker.
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  20. krengon

    krengon One Arsene Wenger Trusted

    Midfield is a huge problem so far.

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