Can Jack sustain three games in a week? May AW preserve Wilshere or have the best for the team as 1th priority?
Anyway, I’m thinking about the 2013. We have seen the best football in 2013. That Arsenal, on the pitch with a 4-1-4-1 similar to the tactic proposed few days ago at Olympic Stadium against West Ham, was a joy to watch. That team was the maximum expression of the Wengerball concept.
Arteta was the and the of that team [what Xhaka should be now]. That team played with intelligence, intensity, quality. Ramsey & Wilshere were the BTBs able to keep the possession, help Mikel and explore the spaces, Mesut & Santi the creators, OG12 the finisher. Arsenal lost the league because of lack of mentality, a good GK and a reserve/starter ahead of Giroud. Arsène failed to not upgrade and improve that team.
During the conference pre Newcastle Wenger said the team need more pace with more penetrating runs, exactly like we played that year. Watch the goal scored by Aaron Ramsey at Cardiff: quick ball possession, Giroud opened the space and the welshman ran in and scored.
That system can be the best even for the current team. I hope AW will seriously consider to improve the team next January, buying three important players: a commanding CB (de Vrij should be the #1 target), a top midfielder as Goretzka and Thomas Lemar.
Ok, I’m dreaming…