When the Premier League starts up after the international break, there’s a monster clash coming your way.
Arsenal host Manchester City on Saturday (Watch live on NBCSN, 7:45 a.m. ET and online via Live Extra) with a new-look Gunners side still coming together.
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Arsene Wenger brought in Danny Welbeck on Deadline Day in a $26.5 million deal and everyone is excited to see how the England international slots into Arsenal’s side. With Olivier Giroud out injured until 2015, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain working his way back in and Theo Walcott soon to return, the Gunners are looking very strong indeed in the offensive department. As for the back four, that largely picks itself as long as everyone is healthy.
Below are a few alternatives for Wenger to consider, as the Gunners welcome the reigning PL champs to the Emirates on Saturday. My preference would be the first option, as the interchanging of Welbeck, Sanchez and Ozil could work incredibly well. You can also make a slight tweak to it and replace Cazorla or Ramsey with Arteta, if Wenger wants to clog things up in midfield and go for a more defensive approach. The 4-3-3 is flexible.
Welbeck and wing wizards: 4-3-3
Solid as a rock: 4-4-1-1
Midfield keep-ball: 4-2-3-1