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FM19 Tactic: Unai what I mean Emery

A strong attacking tactic for FM 2019 that works well with the current Arsenal squad. An attempt to emulate Unai Emery's style of play this season.

By on Feb 19, 2019   25362 views   2 comments
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Football Manager 2019 Tactics - FM19 Tactic: Unai what I mean Emery
I started work on this tactic looking to emulate the style of play that Unai Emery has brought to Arsenal this season.

What started as a basic 4-3-3 has evolved into a strong possession based attacking Tactic with a fairly solid defensive side too.

I have played through 2 seasons so far with the core of my team being the current Arsenal squad, I have strengthened my defence with Benjamin Pavard who is the only non current squad player that is regularly used.

Keeper - Bernd Leno playing in a sweeper role is my main keeper now although had a long injury spell and Petr Cech was an adequate standin.


CB(R) Pavard
CB(L) Sokratis

Roles for CB I set individually depending on their strongest role
backup CB's Koscielny and Holding

WB(L) Kolasinac
backup Gian-Luca Itter from Wolfsburg @ £32m very good standing for Kolasinac fit the role a lot better than Monreal

WB(R) Bellarin
struggled getting a good backup for Bellarin ended up using Frederic Chiesa who is a winger in the role but his athleticism seems to make up for his defensive frailties.

In midfield I use 3 Deep lying playmakers.

DM - Torriera
CM(L) Xhaka
CM(R) Guendouzi

Backups - Maitland-Niles can play any of these roles comfortably
Ramsey Strong in both the CM positions.
Mkhitaryan fits into the CM positions and performs well


AM - Ozil as an Advanced Playmaker
backups Ramsey and Mkhitaryan

I then have 2 Attacking Forwards in Aubameyang and Lacazette
seem to play better with Aubu on the left.
backup strikers I have used Welbeck, Nketiah and a strong Regen that came through in my second season.

Using this tactic I have played through 2 seasons winning the Premier League twice, the second season unbeaten.
I have also won the Europa League and Champions League, European Supercup and Carabaou Cup.

I look forwards to any feedback and am interested to see what people think and how my tactic performs for them.

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Discussion: FM19 Tactic: Unai what I mean Emery

2 comments have been posted so far.

  • jp91's avatar
    do you change anything for playing away? win at home with ease but I struggle away with this tactic, especially against the top 6!
  • SazAhmad's avatar
    Great tactic, used for 2 seasons and won most all things domestically and almost in Europe too.

    Did you find the AP did well? Regardless of who played there, most times his rating was low and performance wasn't great. Otherwise, great tactic!
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