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Tips For Wenger – Sticking To 3-4-2-1 And 2 Other Things The Arsenal Manager Must Do To Beat Chelsea On Sunday

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Three Things Arsene Wenger Must Do To Beat Chelsea On Sunday

Arsenal have made a mixed start to their league campaign, picking up 6 points from 4 games, losing two of them already. Their victory over Bournemouth last weekend showed that they are still capable of playing an attractive brand of football. However, things will only get tougher for the English side as they face the reigning Premier League champions away from home this weekend.

The Blues have now won four games on the trot, their latest being a 6-0 demolition of Qarabag FK in the Champions League. They will be full of confidence and will go into this crunch tie as favourites to take all three points. But can Arsenal do some damage? Here are three things Wenger needs to do, to try and steal 3 points from Chelsea:

Motivate The Players For The Big Occasion

Arsenal in recent years are not known for beating the big teams when it matters the most. Be it in the Champions League or in the Premier League, Wenger’s men have been found wanting on big occasions. The game against Chelsea on Sunday is no different. People may refer to the Gunners’ 2-0 win over City or the 3-0 thrashing of United and Chelsea in the past few seasons but the statement has the answer – there have only been few wins.

So Arsenal need to buckle up and prove a point to everyone!

Play His Best Attackers

The manager has used Danny Welbeck to decent effect in the recent games but the English international does not make the cut in Arsenal’s most productive attack. Having spent on Alexandre Lacazette and having managed to keep both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez at the club, the Gunners should use the trio in the attack, as it is the most effective combination that Wenger can field at the moment, at least theoretically. The likes of Olivier Giroud, Welbeck and even Theo Walcott can come off the bench but the manager should surely use his strongest attack, leaving no stone unturned in his search for three points in this London derby.

Do No Experiments

And finally, Wenger should refrain from experimenting with his system or his personnel. He should stick to the 3-4-2-1 and not even think of changing it ahead of this bumper clash. He has enough options in every position to play the players in their positions and he has no reason to use full-backs in central defence or midfielders at wing-back. He has to use a team that can challenge for all three points, rather than just settle for one.