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Football Manager 2021 Arsenal 4-3-2-1 Tactic | Team Guide | FM21

Football Manager 2021 Arsenal 4-3-2-1 Tactic | Team Guide | FM21

Arsenal's Football Manager 2021 tactic and team guide. Club vision, tactics, key players, youth prospects and potential transfers in and out.


Here is a brief analysis of the Arsenal squad, their club structure, relationship any potential managers will have with the board, expectations and possible tactics any FM manager can use.

About Arsenal


Firstly, Arsenal are a top side who are regular competitors for the EPL title. They are the only English team to never have been relegated from the top tier football since the league’s inception in 1919. 

Arsenal, however, have never won the UEFA Champions League and winning that will be a crowning addition to any potential manager taking them over in FM21. 

Arsenal are also without the league title for over 10 seasons, so will you as a manager be able to make a difference?

Board Requirements


Arsenal are in the Europa League this season, so the minimum requirements from the board are,

FM21 Arsenal Team Guide - Tactic - Board

    1. A top 6 league finish (automatic qualification to the Europa League)

    2. Making the final of the Europa League

    3. A SF < finish in the FA cup

Additionally, the manager will be required to play attacking entertaining football, sign players under 18 for the future and develop players using the club’s youth system.

The club are also blessed with excellent training facilities and a very solid youth setup that churns out league ready players every season. 

The 60k capacity Emirates stadium could be made into a fortress with the right approach and under the right manager.

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Squad, Formation and Tactical Style


The Arsenal squad are a blend of young players and seasoned campaigners with most of their players having the potential to be elite FM 2021 players.

There are quite a few tactical setups you could deploy with Arsenal, however, the best-suited ones will be controlled possession/vertical Tiki Taka. This should provide the fast-paced attacking football that the fans demand and could make use of all the fine attacking talent at your disposal. However, against quality attacks or tough away games, one could go with a fluid counter-attack and more balanced mentality.

A 4-3-3 is the ideal formation for Arsenal, but this would mean sacrificing Aubameyang, your best player on the left-wing.

A rough example of what your line-up would look like in a 4-3-2-1 formation is as follows;

Football Manager 2021 FM21 Arsenal Tactic Formation



You should play Bernd Leno as a sweeper-keeper in support duty. 

Hector Bellerin as a Right Back in a wing-back role, David Luiz as a Ball Playing Defender with Defense/stop role, Gabriel as a Ball Playing Defender and Keiran Tierney as a Left Back with increasing crossing instructions.

Granit Xhaka to be deployed as a deep playmaker with defense duty, Partey in a box to box role and Ceballos as a Mezzala with support duty.

Aubameyang on the left-wing as an inside forward with instructions to stay narrow, Willian as the right-winger who supplies early crosses.

Alexander Lacazette as a lone forward in a deep-lying forward role.

Alternatively, you can go with how Arsenal line up in real life with a 3 at the back formation by slotting Holding or Mustafi in defence. Maitland Niles can be an option at wing-back on either wing.

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Key Players


    1. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang


FM21 Aubameyang

Aubameyang is your star striker who is lightning quick with high acceleration and pace stats. You could use this and have him get behind the defensive line to wreak havoc.

    2. Thomas Partey


FM21 Thomas Partey

Partey is a strong box to box player who has the ability to run up and down the pitch for the entire 90 mins. He could be the link between defence and attack and will be one of the most important players of your season.

    3. Willian


FM21 Willian

Despite being 32, Willian is one of the fittest players in the league and is an asset to most sides. His industry and quality from the right side will be crucial for Arsenal having a good season.

    4. Bernd Leno


FM21 Bernd Leno

Leno is a fine keeper and one of the best in the league. His reflexes will be important in making crucial saves against difficult opponents and will set the team up for success from the back.

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Weaknesses


1. The defence is always a concerning area for Arsenal with the CB’s being erroneous and tend to make a lot of mistakes leading to very few clean sheets.

2. The overall squad depth is also quite average outside the first team with the left-wing being the weakest area, so much so that we need to rely on a striker to play out of position and do a job.

3. This is overall a very young squad and could take a few seasons for the youngsters to hit their prime.

Youth Prospects


There are a few exciting young prospects in the ranks who have the potential to be some of the best players in the league. A few examples are;

    1. Bukayo Saka


FM21 Bukayo Saka

The young English winger is extremely versatile and is already one of the mainstays of the Arsenal squad. He will only improve with time and has the potential to go on to become one of the best wingers in the game.

    2. William Saliba


FM21 William Sadiba

Saliba is one of the best young defenders in the game and will definitely improve the struggling Arsenal defence. He could be used as a backup immediately when you take over and will improve dramatically with game time.

    3. Gabriel Martinelli


FM21 Gabriel Martinelli

The 19-year-old Brazilian was having a standout season before injuries sidelined him. Once fit, he can be an important addition to the squad with his versatility and keen eye for goal.

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Potential Transfers (in)


Arsenal do have a decent squad but these additions could further improve their depth and performances.

· Dayot Upamecano

· Arkadiusz Milik

· Isco

Potential Transfers (Out)


These players may be surplus to requirements at the club or may not be of the expected quality.

· Skodran Mustafi

· Pablo Mari

· Mohammad El Neny

Summary


To summarise, Arsenal are a solid club for most FM21 managers. Their blend of youth and experience can be a good mix to manage. Can you challenge yourself to end the league and Champions league draught of Arsenal?

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