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who to buy for arsenal

Started on 15 November 2011 by fitzalan_howard_philip
Latest Reply on 13 October 2013 by spillanewerty
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i want to start being arsenal and i want to win who is good to buy and what tactics.
any help cheers
#35180 fitzalan_howard_philip : i want to start being arsenal and i want to win who is good to buy and what tactics.
any help cheers

GK :
Back up GK for Schzny and ship out all other keepers, they are crap.
Butland / Marc stegen or some cheap experienced gk, like friedel / Butt

Full backs:
Ateast 2 quality full backs, i recommend romario and vrsaljko, just retrain vrsaljko to DL role as well

Prestica is good n cheap. Any other transfer listed CB you can get

Yaya Sanogo - striker (abt 5 mln)
Niang - Striker (abt 2-3 mln)

You have great midfield so no immidiate buying required, but if i had cash remaining, i would try and get any one of Hazard / Hamsik / Gotze / Gylfi and possibly another defensive midfielder, try to unsettle Sandro from tottenham

According to me the best formation is 451 / 4231 with minimum pitch size and play thru the middle, as midfield is strongest !
RVP lone front man with walcott and chamberlain/Benayoun at wings and ramsey, wilshere, arteta, Song, diaby in the triangular midfield.

Let me know your thoughts on this !!
#35254 fitzalan_howard_philip : cheers

Make glyfi a priority dude, he has atleast one assist in every match... awesome set piece taker !!!

You got any of the above ?
Shakiri, Hamsik , van der viel and baines, shakiri and hamsik insane partnership hamsik got 12 assists and 8 goals in 15(signed in jan) shakiri got 4 or 5 young player of the month with 12 assists and 5 goals

Shakiri will be around 5-7m
Hamsik cost me 26m but you should probably get him for cheaper

This partnership at AML and AMR worked well with wiltshire at AMC and Van Persie(31 in 30) or Chamakh (21 in 22) as finishers this attacking set up was strong enough that i won the league in my first season and beat Barcelona 2-0 to win the Champions League

Nicolas Otamemdi - DC 13m

William - AMCRL/MC - 9m or Douglas Costa - AMCRL/MC - 11m

Edinson Cavani SC - 27m
#36809 sylvesterng : Recommend:

Nicolas Otamemdi - DC 13m

William - AMCRL/MC - 9m or Douglas Costa - AMCRL/MC - 11m

Edinson Cavani SC - 27m

Not sure about William, but Cavani and Otamendi are a MUST!

You might want to consider Fernandinho for mid field, Vrsaljko for 2.5 as DR and ter Stegen GK
I am going to start an Arsenal game with my friend soon, I was thinking about getting Cavani and Javier Pastore to start. But I've actually played with them twice already, once in FM11 and FM12 demo, both times to success. I won't post the 11 version since it had cesc, but in 12 I had:


Walcott RVP
G. Rossi
Song Arteta/Ramsey Yann M'Villa

I don't remember the defense very well, but I know I sold Sagna for $30M(a good deal IMO) and bought Kyriakos Papadopolous, who is an absolute beast. I would definitely sell Arshavin immediately, you can get decent money for him, and he is in the end of his career(not saying he isn't good). I also had some success training and then using Gervinho as a striker, his actual shooting stats aren't very good but he makes a good poacher otherwise and alongside RVP he got plenty of goals, even a hat trick one match. Rossi behind RVP was absolutely deadly, Rossi didn't get many goals himself but I almost always had more opportunities than the other team
Aly Cissoko is a great left back, got him for about 8m in the first season. Vrsalijko was signed as backup for Sagna but has consistently outperformed him, despite Sagna still playing well for me. Carlos Fierro is a must for the future. Heard mixed reports on Ter Stegen but he's been great for me, the team plays much better than when I play Szcesny, must be the communication skills he has. Milan Badelj has been an okay signing, picked him up cheap too.
Anyone know how best to use RVP? Chamakh bangs in the goals as a Target man as has Damaio for me. I usually play one of them with an advanced forward or a Poacher. Have tried RVP in every role but he's so inconsistent, his stats are average. Does ok as an advanced forward but had more success with Walcott and even Gervinho up there instead.
here is my suggestions, all players that will preform.

in: Ter Stegen is working good for me
Out: Get rid of everyone except Szczęsny, only usable GK in my view

In: Otamendi, Hummels, Thiago Silva, Vrsaljko, Azpilicueta, Sakho, Dede
Out: I would get rid of Mertesacker, hes a good player, but very slow. Atleast train him in quickness if you are keeping him.

In: Hazard, Gotze, Yann M'Villa, Di Maria,
Out: Denilson, Rosicky

In: Muniain, Cavani, Neymar, Niang, Kadlec
Out: Bendtner, Vela, Chamakh
#35180 fitzalan_howard_philip : i want to start being arsenal and i want to win who is good to buy and what tactics.
any help cheers

I'm currently in my first season with Arsenal just entered Febuary 2012, I'm undefeated within the PL, having on drawn 5 games and the rest won, 9 points clear of 2nd place Liverpool and 11 points clear of 3rd place Man City.
I was knocked out the F.A Cup by Charlton losing 2-1 from a Chris Solly goal who is RB... yer.
All other comps im currently still in. In the CL I won the group only losing to Napoli 1-0 and drawing with LISC 3-3, now waiting to play AC Milan in the first K.O Stage.

As you can see I'm doing well so here's my team and the players I bought in, sold and loaned in/out.

GK: Keep Sczeney he's a good keeper.
Out: Almunia & Fabinski
Loaned Out: Mannoue
In: Mandandra (Part exchanged Almunia) - Note: Do use Mandandra occasionaly as he will complain of lack of football and become Unhappy within the club.

RB: Sagna is beast and extremely reliable, but does need a back up!
In: Vrsaljko
Romario - Reserve/3rd Backup - Also a wonderkid, at a price of 700k!

CB: The CB's are already decent with Vermaelen and Djouron both capable of holding it down, but I choose to bring in a couple of players.
In: Samba - 10 goals for me this season all from corners!!
Loaned In: Kara - He's a future wonderkid, who plays in my reserves.. for now.
Loaned Out: Squillaci
Out: Mertesacker - He's too slow for my liking and expects to be in the FT!

LB: I use Gibbs and A.Santos as my main LB's with Vermalen being able to cover either one.

CM: Again with Arteta and Song being strong candidates for First Team players and having a good partnership not much change is needed, Ramsey is also very good and when Wilshiere returns they will become a strong partnership, both considered to be wonderkids. Never the less I did make some changes.
Out: Rosicky
Loaned In: Thiago - Great player from Barca, just bought in the January window and as often out performed Song this season, great back up too!
Loaned Out: Diaby - Try loaning him to a club where he'll play first team!
Promoted: Frimpong
Denilson - give him some early cup games and occasional 70+min appearences when you winning by abit, he's a future star!

RW/LW: Again a huge selection of wingers within Arsenal from, Walcott, Gervihno, Arshavin, Benyoun, Oxlade Chamberlin & A.Santos I still added one extra player and promotions.

LW: Arshavin works wonders for me in this postion, but will most likely retire end of the season.
In: Hazard - a great back up and will replace Arshavin at the end of the season.
Extra Notes: A.Santos plays well in a LW postion and already scored 5 times for me this season with 11 assists!

RW: Gervinho is my main Right Winger.
Promoted: Oxlade Chamberline
In: No one, there is no point imo on bringing anyone in for RW, to many players cover it.

ST: Now RVP needs a partnership, for me there is one person for that job and it's Cavani, not only is he a great target man but also plays RW as an Inside Forward causing havoc! Walcott and Chamakh can also play ST, Walcott who for some reason always goes on to score the winner it crucial games 90% of the time for me. Chamakh plays great as a Target Man and Walcott plays well as a Poacher.

Formation: For me I only use 3 formations.
My main formation I run 85% of the time is:-
4-2-2-2 with the wingers sitting infront of the midfielders on the wings..obviously.
5-4-1 is my defencsive formation for when I've taken the lead but looking like im going to concead.
3-4-2-1 is a formation I play when looking to attack, control the ball in the oppositions half or play on the counter attack game.

My main starting 11 when fit in a 4-2-2-2 formation is as follows:-

GK: Sczeney
RB: Sagna
CB: Samba (Limited Defender)
CB: Vermaelen (Limited Defender)
LB: Gibbs
RW: Gervinho (Winger)
CM: Arteta (Box to Box Mid)
CM: Song/Thiago (Advance Playmaker)
LW: Hazard (Inside Forward)
ST: Cavani (Target Man)
ST: RVP (Complete Forward)

This is not by no means the best players/formations/tactics, it all depends on how you play, so feel free to adjust anything, but for me it works! But remember trying to replace alot of players all at once will distrupt the team! Limit yourself to 6-7 a season in my opinion, loaned players not included.

Good Luck with your season!
Just buy Cavani, Hazard and Gylfi Siggurdson. Cavani scores a hat trick almost every game and hes not even my main striker role. Gylfi has an assist a game and Hazard is just brilliant. (this is my tatic though, hit me up if you want it. It does wonderfully) Im currently in my third season and only lost 7 times. Three were to Real Madrid.
Cavani and Hulk , they are good option , try to sell Chamakh and djorou , play Coquelin more often , he's good at 2-3 years
use your scouts to find players. dont buy Cavani because im sick of seeing everyone sign him. it makes stories boring
Adam Campbell, 16 year old striker from Newcastle, signed him for 1.4M and he becomes a beast! Carlos Garcia Real Betis Under 19s 17 year old defencive midfielder, got him for 1.5M and he is really good as well. I also bought Hamsik and use him as a SM/LW where he has preformed really well!

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