Former Arsenal star Martin Keown has said that the Gunners need to put more pressure on the Manchester United defence in tomorrow’s late Premier League kick-off at the Emirates Stadium.
The north London side had recently been building momentum with four unbeaten matches before the shock 3-1 defeat at Rennes in the first leg of the Europa League round of 16.
Still, the players need to regroup quickly with an important league fixture against United and Keown has given his piece of opinion on the same.
In a report covered by The Mail, the former Gunners defender has urged the Gunners to put more pressure on the Red Devils backline in order to induce mistakes.
He added that manager Unai Emery should go with the same formation which clicked against Chelsea earlier in the year, where Aaron Ramsey played behind a strike force consisting of both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.
“Their defence can be exposed if they are put under pressure. Emery’s best chance of success is to return to the tactics which proved so successful in the 2-0 win over Chelsea,” he penned.
“That day, Arsenal used Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette as inside forwards with Aaron Ramsey breaking from midfield and forcing opponents into mistakes.”
Lacazette played no role in the recent European defeat at Roazhon Park with an European suspension and this should likely witness him earn a starting role against the Red Devils.
The same can be said about Ramsey, who showed a good level of intensity during the dying stages of the Rennes game and Aubameyang probably remains the doubtful figure to feature.
Aubameyang has lost his scoring touch with just one goal since the start of February and this only hampers his chances of partnering Lacazette, which has been a rare occurrence of late.
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