Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes
This is 433 right
Close to our best possible team. Let’s see if Xhaka Ceballos and Partey will be a dynamic enough midfield trio.
Could be quite one dimensional as none of them operate in the final third.
It could be a 532 which would be even more negative than before. But I guess you can argue it would be two up top and the wing backs could push on harder because if the sitting CMsI can’t wrap my head around the formation. It’s 3 CM’s but it can also be 3 CB’s. It’s either a 433 or Arteta has sprung a surprise by playing a midfielder out of position.
But I like it. Good balance in that team.
Edit: I think Xhaka will drop to CB at times making a 3 at the back.
Looking like Nelson and ESR may have to leave to get game time, as they won't get it under Arteta. Have a feeling even a fit Martinelli won't get in his squad he's showing some sort of weird favoritism for Nketiah.Pretty decent lineup although I'd have dropped Laca and put Auba upfront with Pepe on the right and Saka/Nelson left. Was holding out a little hope Nelson would be in the squad after that disrespectful 1 minute cameo but too much to ask. Midfield a little flat in theory aswell but I'm fine with it. This is promising.
That Midfield is not dynamic and creative enough.Xhaka won't be dropped he key player for Arteta Ceballos and Saka will have to create chances in final 3rd xhaka Partey from deep.