Tony Adams identifies one major problem with Unai Emery’s Arsenal starting XI vs Leicester

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Tony Adams identifies one major problem with Unai Emery’s Arsenal starting XI vs Leicester Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 9 Nov 2019 5:22 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Comment Arsenal need a win to keep pace with Leicester in the race for the top four (Picture: Getty)Tony Adams was pleased to see Unai Emery revert to a back five for a must-win Premier League match against Leicester but identified the selection of Rob Holding is a potential problem.Emery, whose side currently trail the Foxes by six points heading into a fixture the Arsenal manager described as a must-win game, deployed a back five for the first time this season during the midweek draw against Vitoria in midweek.The under-fire Spaniard made 10 changes to the starting XI but deployed the same system with David Luiz flanked by Holding and Calum Chambers.Holding has struggled to recapture his best form since returning to the side following almost a year out with a cruciate knee ligament injury and Adams feared for the Englishman up against the in-form Jamie Vardy.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHe told Sky Sports: ‘I like the team the way he’s set up today apart from Holding. Leicester v Arsenal: Unai Emery press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 12:06FullscreenLeicester v Arsenal: Unai Emery press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘They’re playing a back three and hopefully the clouds will lift today and we’ll have a great defensive performance.‘George Graham used to say if you haven’t got two good ones then play three.‘This lot may need four or five to be honest but I think it suits these guys’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘They are having problems in that department but I think the two holding players, Torreira and Guendouzi, are good and it’s a better set-up today.‘You always defend as a team but this system is best suited to this squad of players apart from Holding.’Will Arsenal beat Leicester?Yes0%No0%It’ll be a draw0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Arsene Wenger should have signed Jonny Evans for Arsenal, says Alan SmithMORE: Unai Emery hints Granit Xhaka might not play for Arsenal again ahead of Leicester clashlast_img

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