How Arsenal should Man up to City tonight
November 29, 2011
City will come with a physically strong side, in the hope of bullying our Young Guns out of the Carling Cup tonight. This does not have to be the case if Wenger deploys his squad correctly.
Bosnian hitman, Dzeko, will be the only player who can win this game for City… and with Adam Johnson a certain starter, it’s pretty easy to see the tactics Mancini will employ.
We need height and strength at the back tonight, and a back four of Miquel, Squillaci, Koscienly, Djourou – effectively four centre-backs to prevent crosses into the box and if they do get through… head them away ahead of the Bosnian. Fabianski the obvious worry with this strategy. I rate him the best shot stopper at the club, he is that good… but overall as a keeper he makes way too many cock-ups when under pressure.
With Frimpong and Le Coq sure to be the shielding midfielders tonight, Arsenal could set up with a very counter-attack based side.
Gervinho only played 15 or so minutes on the weekend, with Arshavin playing over an hour – it would seem logical that the Ivorian will be on one flank with The Ox doing his thing down the other.
Up front the general consensus is for Park to get another start in the Carling Cup – this would play well with the counter attacking method as he scored a peach of a goal on the break against Bolton in the last round.
Benayoun must surely get the spot behind the Korean, his attitude the complete antithesis to the pathetic displays from the midget Russian.
3 years we have backed him… 3 whole years… and for what? 5 maybe 6 top level performances?
Waste of space, and totally dead to me.