Technical director Edu has tried to address squadissues by spending in excess of £150million onsix different players this summer but results areyet to improve as Arsenal currently sit 20th inthe league having lost all of their three openingsfixtures without scoring a single goal.
The Gunners‘ sixth summer signing, TakehiroTomiyasu, was brought in on deadline day for areported £17million and Arteta may have hintedthat the Japanese international’s tacticalversatility could result in a system change to athree-at-the-back formation.
We needed a full back who could be veryversatile, can play as a centre-back, can play ina back three, Tomi has this capacity.
Arteta’s comments on Tomiyasu’s capability toplay in a back three may hint on the Spaniard’splans to move back to a 3-4-3 system, havingenjoyed success with that system towards theend of the 2019/20 campaign as Arsenal wontheir 14th FA Cup trophy, defeating ManchesterCity and Chelsea in the semi-final and final.
The transfer window is in full swing and thingsare beginning to ramp up with Edu and MikelArteta’s dealings at the Emirates.
Arsenal could deploy Tomiyasu alongside BenWhite and Gabriel to form a formidable backthree in an attempt to rectify their recentdefensive woes, having already conceded ninetimes in just three matches.