Premier League 2019-20: 3 different ways Arsenal could line up this season
The 2019-20 Premier League season is here and every fan across the country is excited beyond belief. This feeling can be likened to that of Christmas Eve, where you just can’t wait to open your presents the next morning.
For Arsenal fans, this feeling is exemplified when you consider the transfer window they just had. Spearheaded by Raul Sanllehi, the Gunners made six signings, with five of them likely to feature this season.
Despite reports of a £45m transfer budget, the North London club was able to sign an LB, two CBs, a CM, RW and ST. In effect, they strengthened every department of their team as they look to combat the massive failings of last season.
Unai Emery is seemingly moulding the squad to his vision after having a season to assess the players Arsène Wenger left behind. With all the new acquisitions and assuming everyone is fit, the Gunners could line up in a number of ways suitable to different situations.
Here are three ways Arsenal could line up this season.
#3 Compact 4-3-3
Arsenal have usually been found lacking in all away games, let alone against the top six. Often, the Gunners concede several goals whilst being unable to score many of their own.
In his first season at Arsenal, Emery wasn’t able to buck Arsène Wenger’s abysmal away form. Although they worked harder, the Gunners still looked vulnerable away from home.
Depending on personnel, the 4-3-3 can be an offensive or conservative formation. However, the selected line-up boasts a robust and hard-working midfield three that covers a lot of ground whilst negating the danger of counter-attacks.
When a midfield is congested, it forces opposing teams to go out wide where the ball can be defended against much easier. In attack, this pacey front three would force opposing teams to approach the Gunners with caution, forcing them to push their defensive lines 10 yards further back.