#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!
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.
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!
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:-
CB: Samba (Limited Defender)
CB: Vermaelen (Limited Defender)
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!