All quiet on the Arsenal front

Marouane Chamakh, Laurent Koscielny, and bucket loads on the Fabregas transfer saga but otherwise its been deader than a doorknob. What happened to all the promise to bring some more star power? We are still going after 17 year olds – wait, isn’t Franck Ribery in hot water for something similarly statutory.

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2 comments on “All quiet on the Arsenal front
  1. Any thoughts on what the starting lineup should be for Arsenal (assuming no new major midfield or forward signings)?
    I think a 4-1-4-1 or 4-1-3-2 would be ideal with Song as a defensive mid (we need a backup besides Denilson here), Fabregas, Walcott, and Arshavin in the middle, and Van persie up top. Depending on the formation we could use Nasri as an extra creative midfielder OR Chamakh as a second forward.

  2. James, Wenger resorted to a 4-3-3 with Arshavin, Van Persie, Walcott. Song holding with Fabregas and Nasri. This was working very well till the spate of injuries. It changed to a 4-1-4-1 with Arshavin as a lone striker. That was quite a disaster. At this point anything with Van Persie up top is a gamble because he has been badly out of form. He needs support. A two striker formation with Chamakh in the slot would be a better bet. I think a 4-1-3-2 is more advantageous. And you point out correctly we also need a dependable back up to Song AND we also need a goalkeeper!

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