Ian Wright ‘baffled’ by Arsenal tactics vs Liverpool and shocked to see Lacazette dropped – The Sun

IAN WRIGHT admits he was stumped by Arsenal's tactics as they were thumped by Liverpool.

Gunners legend Wright still can't understand why Unai Emery did not unleash the club's potent three-man attack on Liverpool.

Instead the Arsenal boss adopted a new diamond formation and axed striker Alexandre Lacazette – and watched his side slip to a 3-1 defeat at Anfield.

Speaking on Five Live, Wright says the change in formation is still puzzling him.

Wright said: “It was one of the things that I was baffled by.

“Before the game, I was hoping to see Lacazette, Pepe and Aubameyang as I believe that Liverpool playing with a high line were there for the taking and I was really excited about that.

“And then to see the diamond or triangle giving up space to Alexander-Arnold and Robertson was confusing for me.

“I don’t know if he’s doing it because he might use that system against lesser teams and it might work as he wants to keep it narrow.

“I thought against Liverpool it was a tactic that was handing them the incentive and I thought we played a bit too deep.

“The chances we got were mistakes from Liverpool and in the main, Liverpool were in control of that.

“I would rather we just go there with potency that we have and show them this is what Arsenal are about now.

"This is how we are moving forward but it was a confusing one for me.”

Arsenal now face having to lift themselves in time for Sunday's North London derby clash with Tottenham.

Source: Read Full Article