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Formation 20/21 Season

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by DennisTheLegend, Aug 12, 2020.

  1. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Established Member

    I like this team but I'd probably stick Willian in Saka's position, move him wide and put Auba up front. The MF looks better but we feel a bit lacking up front.
     
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  2. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant and Believer-In-Chief

    Yeah I just don't think Arteta will do it although last game was promising
     
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  3. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Al Jazeera Correspondent

    The system will change game by game 100% but Partey now unlocks the 4231 and 433 for us on a more regular basis. What. A. Signing.

    Leno
    Bellerin - Luiz - Gabriel - Tierney - AMN/Saka
    Partey - Xhaka
    Pepe/Willian - Laca - Auba

    Leno
    Bellerin - Luiz - Gabriel - Tierney
    Xhaka
    Partey - Ceballos/Saka
    Pepe - Auba - Willian

    Leno
    Bellerin - Luiz - Gabriel - Tierney
    Partey - Xhaka/Ceballos
    Pepe - Willian - Saka
    Auba
    Swap Laca/Auba/Saka/Willian/Pepe where necessary and Nketiah can be in there as well. Elite options now, fanbloodytastic.
     
  4. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Leno
    Bellerin Mari Gabriel Tierney
    Xhaka Partey Ceballos
    Pepe Auba Willian

    This should be our best line up a defense that have height and can easily play from back balanced midfield and balanced attack.

    You have guys like Saka Lacazette Martinelli when fully fit can also easily start games depend on opponent Arteta got few good options
     
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  5. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

    Pretty much agree other than I'm not sure we've any real reason to think Mari will end up starting over Luiz when they're both fit. Also think Saka's performances may see him as first choice over Willian (or Pepe if he doesn't push on) sooner rather than later.
     
  6. pakgunner

    pakgunner New Member

    Leno
    Bellerin. Mari. Gabriel Tierney
    Partey xhaka
    Ceballos
    Pepe. Saka
    Aubameyang

    4231 Saka at home Willian away
    Laca starts group matches of UEL only. Willian can play CAM as well.
     
  7. BobP

    BobP Memri Fan

    Elneny-Partey

    Don't care about the rest.
     
  8. Gegen Pressing

    Gegen Pressing Well-Known Member

    Slower than a turtle up the mountain, I am evolving from 3-4-3/3-3-3-1 to 4-2-3-1 formation

    --------Auba--------
    Saka--Willian--Pepe
    --Xhaka-Partey--
    Tierney-Gabriel-luiz-Bellerin
     
  9. Dutch D

    Dutch D Well-Known Member

    Partey in the RCM position should really help out Pepe. He will feed Pepe with progressive runs and passes and provide defensive cover for him.

    On the left hand side I'd like to see Saka on LCM as the creative midfielder, interchanging with Willian on LW. They both have a high work rate and contribute defensively, while together they should add some creativity to the side. Would be tempted to play both ESR and Saka on those positions against lesser sides.

    Ideally, we have a press resistant DM behind them with a good passing range. Xhaka is not press resistant but has a good passing range, Ceballos is more press resistant and has improved defensively, Elneny is possibly the most press resistant of the three but has the most limited passing range. Toss up between Ceballos and Elneny for now.

    I don't rate our strikers as starters (still think Nketiah is a solid back-up but not ready as a starter) other than Aubameyang, so I want him to move centrally with two wingers to support him.

    In defense we're quite solid. Bellerin is improving, Tierney and Gabriel look solid on the left. I just think Luiz is a total liability in a back four. He looked really uncomfortable and when we don't park the bus he's exposed as a defender. Good non-footballing qualities, but he really shouldn't start. Shame Saliba is having personal issues. I would actually opt for Mustafi over Luiz at this point.

    That gets me to:

    Willian - Aubameyang - Pepe
    Saka - Partey
    Ceballos/Elneny
    Tierney - Gabriel - Mustafi(Saliba) - Bellerin
    Leno​

    I would be tempted to play Maitland-Niles in CDM for his defensive qualities and athletic ability, but it seems he will never get a chance there.
     
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  10. nemanja93

    nemanja93 New Member

    Hey guys, I made profile here to ask this one because from yesterday I am wondering will Xhaka loss his role with Partey coming?

    Please, make me happy :D
     
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  11. Furious

    Furious Emery Gone, Telly Back On

    What am I seeing on here? Mari at RCB? :lol: His sole purpose of joining this club is because he's left-footed.
     
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  12. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    No. It allows a Partey, Xhaka and Ceballos midfield. Xhaka is going to be more important than ever.
     
  13. TromsoGooner

    TromsoGooner Well-Known Member

    Doubt we will see two left-footed CBs play together. Both Gabriel and Mari look very left-footed too.
     
  14. nemanja93

    nemanja93 New Member

    What is formation in which you can see them both ? I think Ceballos is first choice for only creative player in midfield.
     
  15. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    In any formation, Xhaka and Partey is going to be our core.
     
  16. nemanja93

    nemanja93 New Member

    In 3-4-3 there is not space for all of them if you count winger should defend and attack. only in formation with 4 defenders we are able to mix all of them (Xhaka, Partey, Ceballos) in first team.

    I think Arteta prefers formation with 3 CB and 2 full back.
     
  17. SA Gunner

    SA Gunner Prediction Pool King Trusted

    433 static shape, allowing more attackers on the field. In game, I still expect to see 235 in attack and our tight defensive.

    League and latter competition stages team.

    Aubameyang----Martinelli------Pepe
    -------------Willian-----Ceballos
    --------------------Partey
    Tierney-----Gabriel----Luiz---------Bellerin
    ---------------------Leno

    Europa League and FA Cup team, I'd expect to see the same shape, so that our players understand their roles.

    Martinelli-------Lacazette--------Nelson
    -------Saka/Özil----------Xhaka
    -------------------Elneny
    AMN-------Mari--------Saliba----------Cedric
    -------------------Runnarson
     
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  18. RacingPhoton

    RacingPhoton Well-Known Member

    Go for 4 3 3

    Leno
    Bellerin Gabriel (1of7remainingCBs)
    Tierney

    Ceballos Partey Saka
    Willian/Pepe Laca/Nketiah Auba
     
  19. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Yeah Mari could be easily replaced with Luiz why i put Mari because hopefully he better than holding mustafi and Luiz play in 4 at back. Saliba won't be featured alot this season.
     
  20. Sebastes

    Sebastes Statbomb Merchant

    Reckon we'll continue to see 3-4-3 for a while as it's something we seem comfortable in now. In matches against weaker opponents it will look more like 4-3-3 in defence with Saka as LWB/LCM and against top 6 it'll look more like 5-4-1 in defence with AMN at LWB.

    Attacking will be a 2-3-5 in both scenarios.

    Leno
    Luiz - Gabriel - Tierney
    Bellerin - Ceballos - Partey - Saka/AMN
    Willian - Nketiah/Laca - Auba

    Leno
    Luiz - Gabriel
    Ceballos - Partey - Saka
    Bellerin - Willian - Nketiah/Laca - Auba - Tierney
    Think the back 3 is set. Xhaka will rotate with Ceballos and Partey with Elneny (to a lesser extent).

    Pepe as an impact sub, but if he keeps performing like in last game we'll see a front 3 of Pepe - Auba - Willian with Willian dropping back in attack while Saka pushes forward.
     

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