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    Default Tips for beating Arsenal

    I'm playing as Man utd in the first season. I haven't made any significant signings. I'm beating most people quite easily except Arsenal.

    I lost out in our first game to them in the league.
    Then i lost in the League Cup
    Then the Fa cup.

    I've now drawn them in the CL ( this must be some kind of arsenal drawing record!)

    Has anyone got any tips ( Formation, Opposition Instructions) which will lead to a win for me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by weeeman27bob View Post
    I'm playing as Man utd in the first season. I haven't made any significant signings. I'm beating most people quite easily except Arsenal.

    I lost out in our first game to them in the league.
    Then i lost in the League Cup
    Then the Fa cup.

    I've now drawn them in the CL ( this must be some kind of arsenal drawing record!)

    Has anyone got any tips ( Formation, Opposition Instructions) which will lead to a win for me?
    Try the Tactics Board.

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    Default Re: Tips for beating Arsenal

    Score more goals than them

    Nah in all seriousness bud, you just need to play the right players and use the right tactics that will eventually give you the win

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    Default Re: Tips for beating Arsenal

    Quote Originally Posted by markcator3006 View Post
    Score more goals than them

    Nah in all seriousness bud, you just need to play the right players and use the right tactics that will eventually give you the win
    What I came in to say :P

    Play to their weaknesses, if they have Hleb and Sagna on the right side, make your left back defensive (to deal with the 2 of them) and your left mid really attacking, so exploit their attackiveness.

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    Default Re: Tips for beating Arsenal

    in the first season playing as liverpool i draw with arsenal 0-0 three times. i always dropped a DM in and played with one up front. (normal formation was a 442).
    as my team gets better i was getting more adventurous and nicking 1-0 wins in the last 10 minutes.

    you have to make sure that your players have good concentration and dont let them get complacent. probably best to keep things relatively tight, as they do in real life when the big teams play each other, as arsneal have some very good players in terms of phsyical stats.

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    Default Re: Tips for beating Arsenal

    10 men behind the ball in a 4-5-1 shape but with a dmc and 4 flat midfielders
    then the ML and MR with arrows up to the respective striker

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    Reload the game and repeatedly play it until the AI's predetermined result is overcome somehow by some sort of fluke or you happen to find the bizarre tactic that unhinges their ridiculously effective team. (Basically the same as when it 'decides' you have lost against the teams at the bottom of your division, whose players with awful morale and awful attributes
    suddenly become brilliant against you at various points of the season no matter what you do.)

    Or ... do as the others suggest above and hope to negate their effectiveness ... which in my experience is unlikely ;-). Weaker foot etc for their wingers may have an effect, also I tend to find changing offside traps and defensive line depth can make huge differences to matches. Oh, and pray a lot!

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    Default Re: Tips for beating Arsenal

    I lost 3-0 on aggregate. 0-0 at the Emirates, then i let in 3 at home

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    Default Re: Tips for beating Arsenal

    Quote Originally Posted by drambuie2 View Post
    Reload the game and repeatedly play it until the AI's predetermined result is overcome somehow by some sort of fluke or you happen to find the bizarre tactic that unhinges their ridiculously effective team.
    another poor loser?
    if you put your striker in goal and your keepers up front i bet that would have an effect on the score line wouldn't it? so i'm pretty sure that picking the right players/formation/tactics would also have an effect on the score line.

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    I used to beat them nearly all the time when I was Chelsea playing a 4-4-3 formation but tweaking it to suit my squad. Gave them a good 5-0 thrashing once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevio11 View Post
    I used to beat them nearly all the time when I was Chelsea playing a 4-4-3 formation but tweaking it to suit my squad. Gave them a good 5-0 thrashing once.
    Not surprised you won if you had an extra man on the field...

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    Default Re: Tips for beating Arsenal

    Hahahahahaha!

    SNAP!

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    Push their wingers onto weaker foot. Tight Mark Adebeyor/Bendtner with hard tackling. Always close down other forward also with hard tackling and put 3 in central midfield, this makes fabregas concentrate more defensively. Took me 5 seasons to work this out and havent lost to them since.

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    Default Re: Tips for beating Arsenal

    Quote Originally Posted by weeeman27bob View Post
    I'm playing as Man utd in the first season. I haven't made any significant signings. I'm beating most people quite easily except Arsenal.

    I lost out in our first game to them in the league.
    Then i lost in the League Cup
    Then the Fa cup.

    I've now drawn them in the CL ( this must be some kind of arsenal drawing record!)

    Has anyone got any tips ( Formation, Opposition Instructions) which will lead to a win for me?
    i find this particularly ironic cos I am arsenal and just had a season full of man utd beating me!
    including league away, league cup final, cl final

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