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Help with Arsenal.

Just started third season..
Started on 31 May 2012 by echampion
Latest Reply on 13 August 2012 by pmdycd
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Just started third season with Arsenal finishing in fourth for both previous seasons, playing a 4-5-1 formation with 4 defenders, 2 centre midfield, 3 attacking midfield (2 out wide), and a central striker. Usually either topping the scoring charts or top 3 in the premier league.. But seem to concede way too many especially against bad teams which seems to really hurt my chances. My signings have been Hazard and Cavani who have both been exceptional. Can not get in any runs of wins because I go from beating Chelsea 7-0 one week to losing 3-1 to Reading the week after.. What defenders would be a great choice for Arsenal to stop goals from leaking?
Ive also just started a career with Arsenal and noticed that defending is by far a dissapointment on the team,
Ive signed a couple of players like Jack Rodwell who plays so well in a defensive midfield role and if you set up new tatcts for him like I did he can become a good centre back, plus I signed Daniel Agger from Liverpool, play him along side Konscienly and they both play awesome, the work well together and my keeper was able to make 19 clean sheets in my first 27 games.
I think I would of been lucky to have kept 5 clean sheets in the whole season last year... Daniel Agger is someone I was watching very carefully because he is fantastic, unfortunately he spent 5 months on the sideline with a broken ankle and hasn't recovered to nearly the player that he started off as.. Per Mertesacker has got some of the best stats defender wise in the game, but he still seems to be absolutely terrible and the only positive is he scored 9 goals in the premier league last season for me! I tried signing Ottemendi from Porto but they wanted 45mil for him, I guess finishing runners up in the champions league got to their heads.
porto wanted 45 mill? jesus christ :L yeah but once agger recovered he is top quality!
He's expensive but Mamadou Sakho from PSG is a great CB. Also check Chiellini from Juventus. Every once in a while you can get him for under 30 mil. Another is Yanga Mbiwa, check his stats in your save.
If you play with mertesacker you need to play with a deep backline as he is very slow .. I personally dont rate him
I suggest signing chiellini because he is one of the top 2 centrebacks in the game and alongside Vincent kompany
Matts Hummels , Neven Subotic , Thiago Silva ( if possible ) , Giorgio Chiellini , can be good option if you have high budgets
papadopoulos from shalke with vermalen was fantastic for me. i won the prem 5 out of 9 years at arsenal and szczesny was one of the best keepers in my game. Best right back would be Corchia best left back i have had. Keep sagna at left back. you should maybe play a defensive mid aswell,song is fantastic there.
otamendi has a 13 mil release clause .. don't know about the 45 million :S
Varane develops to be best in the game 3rd/4th season, Papadopoulos is good but a little blunt - his concentration and composure can let him down. My highest recommendation for CB would be either Varane or Phil Jones
for me its got to be thiago silva
Definitely mats hummels if you have the budget for him. He cost me 21m in my arsenal save and he was brilliant along with vermalen at the back.
I have never done a career with Arsenal but I tend to always play with a defensive midfielder, I feel that really helps for whom I would recommend Romulo who you can sign for around £8,500,000 or Lorenzo Crisetig but as of the 12.2 update he is part owned by Inter and part owned by Parma which makes purchasing him tricky.

As for centre backs, I cant disagree with Daniel Agger he is an amazing defender, also in my career I start Seb Coates at the back and not only do I keep a fair amount of CS' he also tends to get himself on the scoresheet on a regular basis. I am a fan of buying English players and I rate Gary Cahill although he doesnt improve much. Apart from Cahill and Coates, I cant really add much to whats already been said, Agger and Varane should be first choice though.
Try getting Sebastian Coates, very underrated player

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