After a very pleasant pratice session at the Hawthorns, Arsenal face the huge challenge of getting at least a point against Man City.
The start to the PL season is very tough for Arteta and Arsenal and after two losses there is so much pressure on the team to turn things round against the champions.
We know that Man City will aim to push us back into our own half as much as possible. The boys need to absorb the pressure, keep it tight and be lethal on the break. Or do they? Should/will Arsenal perhaps play their own game instead? Take the game to City at least a bit?
To be honest, I have no idea what’s the best way to go tomorrow, but I would like us to start with confidence and a good plan.
Who to start?
My preferred line up:
Soar – Hold – Big Gab* – Tier
Lokonga – ESR – Xhaka
—- Odegaard – – – –
Saka – – – – – Auba
* only if fit, otherwise it’s Mari..
With this formation we keep it tight in midfield, have speed and thrust on the wings through the full backs and can pass the ball well out of trouble. Saka and Auba will keep the MC defence on their toes and Magic Martin and his football twin Emile can find the gaps to launch our boys on goal….
What’s your preferred lineup?