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Team agaiinst Norwich with an eye towards showdown with Wolves
Discussion started by Merlion96 , 29 June, 2020 15:09
Team agaiinst Norwich with an eye towards showdown with Wolves
Merlion96 29 June, 2020 15:09
Squad rotation is the key and Arteta needed his 1st team hale and healthy against Wolves.
But then in a "must win" game against Norwich, it is pointless to hold back, drop points and then hope to beat Wolves.

Time for Arteta to manage the 5 substitutes astutely to keep his key players fresh against Wolves.
4 away game sin 2 weeks is no joke with plenty of wear and tear in the 1st team.

..... ..... ..... ..... ..... Martinez

..... ..... Sokratis ... Holding ... Kolasinac

... Nelson ... AMN ... Ceballos ..... Tierney

...... Pepe .... ... Lacazette ...... ... Aubameyang

I will rest Saka, Xhaka and Mustafi for Wolves game.

Nelson-AMN-Pepe will provide the defensive shield at right flank plus AMN-Ceballos in the middle is a better shield for Back-4.
It is a chance for Arteta to try out AMN-Ceballos in the middle with Nelson as the wingback, and Sokratis sweeping behind them. Not forgetting that Pepe is increasingly getting into games and not afraid to mix it up when tracking back.

Against Sheffield United, we saw the height of Holding is crucial against aerial bombardment. Expect the same aerial bombardment from Norwich.

Laca-Auba is our best strikeforce with both of them had developed an understanding and complemented each other movement in the box. We just have to be patience for Laca-Auba to find their shooting boots, perhaps against Norwich.

Saka needed a breather, and both Kolasinac and Tierney needed games to attach match sharpness after long injury layoff.

Let's hope we are 3-0 or 4-0 up by half-time and give Arteta the luxury to rotate the squad during half-time.
Fingers crossed as we are overdue to score 3-0 or 4-0 against a team with Norwich the prime candidate.

Creative playmaker?
We really depend on the unpredictability of Pepe and the crossing skill of Tierney to unlock defence.
Not forgetting the pace and movement of Auba by itself will create at least 2 or 3 shooting chances in a game.

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Re: Team agaiinst Norwich with an eye towards showdown with Wolves
Boston Gooner 30 June, 2020 07:59
Think Cedric may get game time.

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