3-4-2-1: If Wenger picks this XI, Arsenal will smash Stoke City this weekend

It’s been an exciting week for the Arsenal fans at The Football Tavern after a satisfying performance against a deteriorating Man Utd…

And now this weekend, Arsene Wenger is likely to want to field an attacking XI in order to break down Stoke’s defence and maintain Arsenal’s winning ways. The Wenger faithfuls here are convinced by the new 3-4-1-2 shape that has been fielded lately, whilst the critics have questioned its long term suitability, using the Spurs defeat as a prime example.

With Stoke likely to set up a defensive approach similar to United’s, the more creative players will need to step up and prove their ability to break down even the strongest of ‘parked buses’. There are no more lifelines and with just just three games remaining, every game is a must win if Arsenal are to stand a chance of achieving top four this year.

Here is our landlord’s starting XI that we feel will surely see Stoke’s back-line crumble…

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