Premier League 2018/19, Arsenal vs Chelsea: How the Gunners should line-up
Arsenal started the season well under new boss Unai Emery, however, in the middle of the season, the performances started becoming inconsistent.
This along with their failure to put any big team to bed this season has got fans thinking that maybe Emery needs time for his team to gel and next season is maybe theirs.
Well, how many times has that happened in the past? The team does, however, look much more improved and purposeful post-Wenger. Couple that with a number of great performances that we have already seen this season, and you'd see promising signs.
It is safe to say that the team is heading in the right direction under the stewardship of the Spanish boss.
Their brand of football looks fluid and attacks look more tantalizing than before. The midfield is now solid and with the arrivals of Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi, they finally have options to pick from.
In the derby against Chelsea on Saturday’s late kickoff, Arsenal will take nothing to chance as they would want to walk away with all three points.
Chelsea has also shown that they can be inconsistent at times this season and Arsenal will want to capitalize on their lapse, even if it is just for a minute.
Emery will want to start a solid lineup against the Blues and look to put this game to bed early enough. What’s the most suited lineup for the Spaniard to use for this game? We will go with a 3-4-3 formation and discuss how the Gunners should line-up for this London Derby.
The obvious choice at the moment is none other than Bernd Leno for the goalkeeping position.
He’s finally proving to be the top-class goalkeeper that Emery thought he was getting from Leverkusen earlier this season. The German is steady with his handling and his reflexes aren’t bad either.
In addition to that, he can pick a pass which gives the team another dimension when they are building from the back.
Unai Emery will surely see no reason to replace the German international between the sticks as he represents the future for the club.