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Arsenal’s 3-4-3 formation with Steven N’Zonzi


Granit Xhaka has been quite error-prone so far in his Arsenal career. But Wenger’s other options, Coquelin and Elneny don’t inspire much confidence forcing the Frenchman to pick the Swiss midfielder. Arsenal have been vulnerable against the counter especially in the big game like we saw against Liverpool and more recently against Manchester United. Although, one can point out Arsenal’s defensive mistakes, a solid defensive midfielder will only help break the counters and cut out the mistakes.

Compared to Xhaka, N’Zonzi is definitely limited in his offensive play but Wenger would be willing to sacrifice that in the big games where Arsenal’s defensive vulnerabilities have repeatedly hurt them.

 


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