At last, the 2019/2020 English Premier League season kicks off on Friday, 9th of August, with Liverpool taking on Norwich City and we are surely looking forward to the brand new season.
Arsenal on the other hand have their first game on Sunday, 11th of August against a revamped Newcastle United side under new manager Steve Bruce.
Arsenal’s strong business in the summer transfer window this season has seen the Gunners tipped by bookmakers such as sports betting sites in south africa to break into the top 4 of the Premier League this season and subsequently return to the Champions League.
There is also a huge excitement in the Gunners camp going into the new season with as much as four players brought in during the summer transfer window to strengthen the squad, and so we take a look at what will be Unai Emery’s best starting XI, putting into consideration his new signings as well as when the boss has his full squad back from injury.
But first off we take a look at the four players brought in this summer, Gabrielle Martineli, Dani Ceballos, William Saliba (loaned back) and Nicolas Pepe.
Among the above mentioned names brought in this summer, in my opinion, at least two of them – Pepe and Ceballos should slot in nicely into Emery’s strongest XI
Pepe should walk straight into the right wing of the Arsenal attack as Henrik Mhkitaryan has failed to impress in that position since his arrival at Arsenal in the winter of 2018.
Ceballos, who was brought in to replace Aaron Ramsey in the central midfield position, should start ahead of the likes of Matteo Guendouzi and Joe Willock.
Having said this, a very strong and balanced 4-3-3 formation should be employed with the following players involved as shown in the image below:
The above 4-3-3 formation has a fine blend of stability going forward as well as defending attacks as a unit, with an even deadlier counter attacking force.
Several teams across Europe (Manchester City, Liverpool and Barcelona to name but a few), have employed such tactics and have been hugely successful with it, and online casino usa as well as several pundits believes the same tactics and formation will work for us this new season given our attacking prowess.
Another alternative formation could be used albeit a few changes in players given the change of shape to a 4-2-3-1 lineup. Below is the alternative formation and starting XI:
Finally, in my opinion, Arsenal will be more difficult to defeat if the team works as a unit in both going forward and in defence. However, with Pepe holding down the right hand attacking side of the Gunners, I would like to see my dear Arsenal in a more attacking 4-3-3 formation like Liverpool and Man City of recent seasons.
And yes, we can be stronger and better than them given our firepower upfront. And so, this to me is Emery’s strongest formation and starting XI.
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