How can Arsenal improve their defence?

Arsenal have conceded 39 goals this season in the Premier League. That is more than every other top eight team, and more than double the best defence in the league, Liverpool’s.

Simply put, it isn’t good enough. How can Arsenal improve their defence with what they have? David Saunders provides three solutions

Option 1: Play wide midfielders as wide midfielders, not wing backs

Some may question whether this tactic is sensible or even effective, but reducing the defensive workload of the fullbacks may benefit Arsenal.

It seems contradictory – reduce the number of defensive players to improve defensive ability. But it makes total sense when looking at the starting XI.

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