Arsenal fans have been voting for Arsene Wenger to scrap the 3-4-2-1 formation.
53% of Gooners reckon that Wenger should change Arsenal’s formation back to having four at the back (4-2-3-1) against Liverpool on Sunday. And I’m actually surprised that number isn’t higher.
Should Arsene Wenger scrap Arsenal's 3-4-2-1 formation and revert back to a four-man defence for Sunday's clash with Liverpool?
— Crippy Cooke (@CrippyCooke) August 23, 2017
The Gunners haven’t had the best time at Anfield in recent seasons. In fact, they haven’t won a game there since the beginning for the 2012/13 season, and they’ve shipped 13 Premier League goals there since.
Therefore, if a team like Stoke can punish Arsenal for not playing three out-and-out centre-backs in their back three, Jurgen Klopp’s side is going to have a field day.
While 3-4-2-1 worked for a short while, it seemed to be down to the fact that Arsene ‘Stubborn’ Wenger had changed his formation for the first time in 20-odd years. The unexpected switch around after being hammered at Crystal Palace put a rocket up the players’ backsides. I’m very sceptical that the actual formation change, other than for a couple of players like Mesut Ozil and perhaps Aaron Ramsey, helped much at all.
This season, Arsenal haven’t looked any more convincing than when they were playing four at the back last term, and with the current lack of proper centre-backs available, it makes sense to move things around again. Who knows, it might actually be fun to watch Sead Kolasinac, a good left-back, play as an actual left-back? Plus, it’d be nice to see Hector Bellerin remember how to play football again.
It seems that you lot agree.