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5 defensive combinations for Arsenal; which is the best?

Option 1 - Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, GibbsArsenal have turned things around extremely well in the last month, with their defense proving the solid base on which to build.

When the season kicked off a month ago, it was all doom and gloom at the Emirates Stadium – with Wenger’s men booed off after an awful 1-3 defeat to Aston Villa.

The lack of transfer business was at the forefront of supporters minds perhaps more than anything, but following the additions of Mesut Ozil, Mathieu Flamini and Emiliano Viviano, the Gunners have found some form once more.

Three straight victories in the Premier League have taken the Gunners up to second place in the table, whilst three straight wins in the Champions League have also taken the heat off Wenger.

The foundation for their turnaround in form has come from the back, with only two goals conceded in the league since their opening day defeat – of which only one has come in open play.

Wenger is not blessed with a host of defensive options, with just three senior centre backs and four senior full backs on the club’s books.

In what is sure to be a long and testing season, we take a look at five defensive options available to Wenger – assuming everyone is fit – and look at which is the best.

Click on the Emirates Stadium to reveal the 5 defensive combinations for Arsenal and which we believe to be the best.

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