Shouldn't Wenger change the system to 4-4-2 Off. !?

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Since95Bergkamp, Sep 10, 2004.

  1. Canuck

    Canuck New Member Elite

    Goals for are not the problem, it's goals against right now. It's not a huge problem, but it's an area for improvement none the less. No team is perfect, but we are Damn Close! ;D
  2. burnsjed

    burnsjed Well-Known Member

    The problem with that triangle is when youare chasing a game, and the opposition are trying to protect what they have, they do not tend to attack you as much therfore less defensive minded players work, but trying to play a whole game like that is another matter, again just my humble opinion
  3. Jinn

    Jinn New Member Elite

    Hrmm that's a little too simplistic. Gilberto is not strictly defensive, Edu's not strictly offensive. They have both a little of each.

    But you're right. Playing Gilberto seems to shield the defence more - he closes down passing options for the opposition.
  4. burnsjed

    burnsjed Well-Known Member

    Apparently not :cry:
  5. burnsjed

    burnsjed Well-Known Member

    More like the 98 midfield, but still Petit was far better at that then Gilberto ever will be.
    Petit certainly enjoyed getting stuck in and breaking up teh oppositions attacks, just before launching a 40 yard pass to Marc or Anelka before they belted it past the keeper, it's all flooding back now! :p
  6. Jinn

    Jinn New Member Elite

    Petit was magnificent. He seemed to be everywhere - much like Paddy at the moment, perhaps with a little more finesse.
  7. burnsjed

    burnsjed Well-Known Member

    They were certainly a great partnership, and really complemented one another, shame it got broke up prematurely
  8. Feanor

    Feanor New Member

    Between the lot of you, how many championships have you won? How many of you knew who Fabregas was last year? Maybe Wenger know what the hell he's doing and we should all shut the F up and let him manage the club! If you want to manage Arsenal better, go apply for the job after he retires (not anytime soon) or buy a copy Championship Manager.

    Just my opinion. :mrgreen:
  9. burnsjed

    burnsjed Well-Known Member

    Have we had a bad day today?
  10. Feanor

    Feanor New Member

    I don't know what you're talking about :lol:

    more like a bad week!
  11. burnsjed

    burnsjed Well-Known Member

    hahahaha :lol:
  12. turtle

    turtle New Member

    Probably because the new Championship Manager or Football Manager isn't out yet, so he want to try out the new tactic here. :wink:
  13. Canuck

    Canuck New Member Elite

    Ah yes, E. Petit in his Arsenal glory days. He reminds me alot of E.Davids
    Same type physically, same hard working, same quick passing. Not afraid to get stuck in and break up play in the midfield. He never had the same success at Chelsea though, wonder why? :)
  14. RocktheCasbah

    RocktheCasbah New Member Elite

    Vieira did all his running for him, maybe?
  15. Loylz

    Loylz Moderator Moderator

    He was getting on in his days at Chelsea.
  16. Jinn

    Jinn New Member Elite

    Cos Chelsea played him at CB. And he was old.
  17. jeromelee

    jeromelee New Member

    I don't think changing the formation makes any difference. Although on paper Arsenal plays 4-4-2, in reality we don't. Everyone's mobile all the time. Freddie and Pires sometimes on opposite ends or in the middle, upfront (good example would be our 3rd goal against the canaries). Reyes and Henry back in the box etc etc.

    Arsenal's style is being dynamic. Attack as a team and defend as a team. I don't think the players are retricted to their positions alone. You see players popping up in strange positions every now and then.
  18. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

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    dont think so mate. More like we played 442, wright or wreh upfront with bergy. Petit never played right mid, platt played rarely. Parlour was right mid, petit and vieira centre mid, overmars left mid.
    dixon wasnt a left back, dixon was right back. both winterburn and dixon played at the same time, not as you suggested, change with each other :roll: Bould and adams were our centre backs first choice. Dont recall adams ever playing right back :oops: :roll:
    that team done the double, but the team in 2002 did a better double and that was with a flat 442. No wait, 1998 was a flat 442 as well so i dont understand this topic!
  19. lewdikris

    lewdikris New Member Elite

    Isn't it pretty obvious that Wenger would throw on a third striker when we're chasing a game. It's not necessarily a tactic, more a sign of desparation.
  20. Soler

    Soler New Member Elite

    Oh, three with Ajax, one with Barcelona and one with Hearts ...

    We signed him in 2003 and I then found out who he was, so ... yeah, i knew him.

    I can never do anything right as Arsenal on CM ..

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