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Re: Match against ManU - It is Rennes all over again
Posted by: Merlin96
Date: 09/03/2019 23:45
If Mkhi does not feature, then Emery is thinking on high to nullify ManU Martial-Lukaku-Rashford acctcking trio knowing that Arsenal is extremely vulnerable to pace down the flanks without tracking back from those failures at Rennes.

He will need to protect the flanks against crosses and cut-backs to Lukaku and Pogba.
He needed tracking back and full-backs will will stick to defensive duties instead of galloping down the flanks and have no engine to track back like 30+ year old Mkhi and Monreal; and a certain brainless 19-year old twit.

I will change the formation to stop ManU from playing first and hope Laca can convert a handful of chances we will certainly create.

….. ….. ….. ….. ….. Leno

… Mustafi … Sokratis … Koscielny … Monreal

….. Elneny ….. ….. Xhaka ….. ….. Kolasinac

… ….. Ramsey ….. ….. ..... Iwobi

….. ….. ….. ….. Lacazette

A Trio of Monreal-Kolasinac-Iwobi can protect the Left Flank.
And when Kolasinac is playing at wingback, do notice that he was given the licence to cut-in into centre with Monreal as LB and Iwobi interchanging role with him, i.e. when Kolasinac drove inward, Iwobi stays outside and vice-versa.

Right FLank is protected by a tough-tackling Mustafi (outside the box please) with Elneny and Ramsey helping out. We need Elneny, who is disciplined, to protect right-flank and at the same time, like Kolasinac, allows to cut in when Ramsey goes to right flank.

Centre?
We need the energy of Elneny and Ramsey to help out Xhaka to battle I tout; with Ramsey having the primary role of subduing Pogba.

Laca?
He is a street-fighter and we need him to rough-up ManU defenders and midfielder sin their own half.

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