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Match against Leicester City - Time to rotate players?
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
18 October, 2018 13:55
Never change a winning team.
But do we have a choice with games coming in thick and fast?

Surely we will also suffer a long injury list by October/November like Arsene Wenger "horrendous injury list" season-in, season-out?

A hectic games in December?
Do we rest players now with another international break next month?

I will rest Sokratis to give him more time to recover.
Torreira?
A hectic Asian tour and certainly needed time to recover with mid-week games coming in thick and fast this month and November?

But he is indespensibe and needed to play.
Let's hope that both AMN and Joe Willock are ready by December to step into the breach to give Torreira a rest.

Ramsey?
Do we start him?

I will speculate that Emery will take one game at a time and will always field his best team to win. Rotation is not in his agenda till December's 9 games run.


............................... Leno

... Bellerin ... Mustafi ... Holding ... Monreal

........... Torreira ............…... Xhaka

... Aubameyang ........ Ozil ............. Iwobi


...............…......… Lacazette



With the emergence of Iwobi, who is tracking back and can play down the left wing, tiem for Ozil to play as NO. 10.

It will be like 4-4-1-1 with Ozil playing just behind Lacazette with Aubameyang and Iwobi coming in from deep, inter-changing with Lacazette and Ozil in the centre, and as cover behind Ozil to make up his short-coming in tracking back and tackling in the middle.


Auba, Ozil, Iwobi and Laca, all mobile players and pacy, willing runner in final third, and all scoring threat when bursting into the box.


Laca is willing to track back and put in a defensive shift in the middle, pressing the ball carrier. And when Laca is tracking back, Ozil is the front-man, a goal-scoring threat and with his technical skills in holding the ball and ability to pick up runners during counter-attacks, Laca, Auba and Iwobi are goal-scoring threat running from deep during counter-attack.

Interesting question is to observe how much have their understanding of each other movements and preferences have Emery develop them for the last 3 months?

The answer will be when Ozil started playing as No. 10, the main man that Emery will build his team around him.



'Most owners take out of the club and Vichai just put in. Without him, we would not have won the Premier League. It was a once-in-a-lifetime thing.' Danny Barry, a Leicester City fan for 64 years.

 
Re: Match against Leicester City - Time to rotate players?
Gooner Sod (IP Logged)
18 October, 2018 17:55
The match is Monday night, so extra 2days rest for International players like Torreira. Play the best team and keep winning and confidence high!

But what is the best team? Iwobi has to be in it surely?

 
Re: Match against Leicester City - Time to rotate players?
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
18 October, 2018 19:38
I agree with Sod, play the best team possible keep the run going.
Most matches were over by Tuesday?Wednesday and dont have to play untill Monday.



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

 
Re: Match against Leicester City - Time to rotate players?
Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
18 October, 2018 21:00
Quote:
Padre Pio
I agree with Sod, play the best team possible keep the run going.
Most matches were over by Tuesday?Wednesday and dont have to play untill Monday.



http://i63.tinypic.com/2dt9c3q.jpg

 
Re: Match against Leicester City - Time to rotate players?
younghansolo (IP Logged)
20 October, 2018 16:30
We can't take any risks to points. Tottenham won today so it keeps the pressure on. Amazingly though a big victory of 5-0 and a Liverpool defeat could see us go second. We're where we need to be at the moment let's keep the pressure on.

 
Re: Match against Leicester City - Time to rotate players?
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
20 October, 2018 18:42
Yes 5-0 would be excellent, but I would even settle for 1-0 in advance. We can always build up GD against softer oppo



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

 
Re: Match against Leicester City - Time to rotate players?
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
22 October, 2018 04:11
3 matches in 7 days?

Interesting to see which is Emery's priority - Leicester City or Sporting Lisbon?

If Torreira plays tonight, then against Sporting Lisbon, I prefer Elneny-Ramsey-AMN in the middle with Iwobi-Welbeck-Mkhitaryan as Forwad-3.



'Most owners take out of the club and Vichai just put in. Without him, we would not have won the Premier League. It was a once-in-a-lifetime thing.' Danny Barry, a Leicester City fan for 64 years.

 
Re: Match against Leicester City - Time to rotate players?
litmus (IP Logged)
22 October, 2018 07:13
Agree. Play our best team available with minor changes to acccount for knocks and niggles until the Palace game then can rotate a bit more for Blackpool.

 
Re: Match against Leicester City - Time to rotate players?
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
22 October, 2018 09:57
Dont we also have away in Portugal on Thursday?



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

 
Re: Match against Leicester City - Time to rotate players?
djarse (IP Logged)
22 October, 2018 10:41
Fixtures

PL 22 Oct H Leicester
EL 25 Oct A Sporting Lisbon
PL 28 Oct A C Palace
CC 31 Oct H Blackpool
PL 3 Nov H Liverpool
EL 8 Nov H Sporting Lisbon
PL 11 Nov H Wolves
PL 25 Nov A Bournemouth
EL 29 Nov A Vorskla
PL 2 Dec H Spurs
PL 5 Dec A Man Utd
PL 8 Dec H Huddersfield
EL 13 Dec H Qarabag
PL 16 Dec A Southampton
?CC 18/19 Dec ?
PL 22 Dec H Burnley
PL 26 Dec A Brighton
PL 29 Dec A Liverpool

Note the ridiculous pile-up of fixtures in December: 9 in all if we beat Blackpool and progress to the next round of the Carabao Cup

 
Re: Match against Leicester City - Time to rotate players?
litmus (IP Logged)
22 October, 2018 14:05
Quote:
Padre Pio
Dont we also have away in Portugal on Thursday?

Yes Padre, so I am saying play our best team available UNTIL the Palace game and then rotate more for Blackpool.

 
Re: Match against Leicester City - Time to rotate players?
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
22 October, 2018 16:53
I think we play best team in league, as you do, some changes for euro then more for carabou



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.


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