Is No Configuration Arsenal’s Greatest Configuration?

Is No Configuration Arsenal’s Greatest Configuration?


The pitch is taken by every time Arsenal, there are a few motifs that are common. There’s a goalie (shocker), four defensemen and then Francis Coquelin in the midst of the foundation and Olivier Giroud front and centre. But aside from the back as well as the foundation, Arsenal have no configuration that is actual. With Santi Cazorla Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and Alexis filling the remaining places on the team, they form no type of configuration.

Liverpool lost 4-1 on their last excursion with Brendan Rodgers’s side taking only eight points from a possible 27 in the run in as their challenge for a Champions League place disappeared, to the Emirates Stadium in April.

Liverpool have won just once in their 5 and their last 18 matches at the Emirates -1 demolition of Arsenal at Anfield in February 2014 was the sole achievement in their last eight meetings with Arsene Wenger’s side.

Rodgers says that as far as possession can be involved, he’s more interested in quality than quantity, although both teams often approach matches trying to control the ball.

“No matter when these games come in the season, they’re always good for the psychological effect,” Liverpool manager Rodgers told his pre-match press conference.

“Of course, we’ve got tough games (to come) away from home, but we’ll arrive into the game with confidence.

“We know they’re an outstanding group of players with some quality individual players, but there’s a real focus in this group for this season, a real toughness mentally.

“And we know we’ve got that ability to scrap and to fight to get a result, as well as play good football.

“So if we can go there and perform like we think we can and have that game-plan, we’re confident that we can get a result.”

“If you look at Arsenal’s last 10 games that they’ve lost at home, the teams that have won there, it’s been about dangerous possession,” he said.

“The teams that have been there have only averaged around four shots on target and with 43 percent possession.

“So it tells you that you can go there and you don’t need to dominate the ball, but you can dominate the space and that’s obviously something that is important, especially in the big games away.”

‘Powerful at home’

While Arsenal claimed their first stages of the season by winning 2-1 at Crystal Palace last weekend, their certificate were called by the opening loss to West Ham into question as title rivals.

Another home defeat in series would view more scorn poured on the title opportunities of Arsenal and Wenger knows it’s of overriding significance that the West Ham result is set by his players .

Unlike against West Ham, after he returned to the team Arsenal are likely to have Alexis Sanchez in the starting XI.