Wenger ready to change formations at Arsenal

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is ready to change formations for the new season.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is ready to change formations for the new season.

The Independent says Wenger is considering changing to a 4-3-3 formation this season to accommodate his young attacking talents in what would be a radical departure from the Arsenal manager's usual 4-4-2 system. Wenger used the 4-3-3 formation in the weekend's two Emirates Cup games and has worked extensively with the players on that style during pre-season in Austria.

The new approach would be much more similar in style to the one used to such great success last season by Barcelona and would be spearheaded by a single centre-forward in either Robin van Persie or Eduardo da Silva. Although it would be a culture shock for a team accustomed to playing 4-4-2 under Wenger, it explains the Frenchman's confidence at allowing Emmanuel Adebayor to leave the club.