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  1. The most notable trait of a False Nine is his movement - so he needs space to drop into, as well as teammates attacking the space. For example in a 4-1-2-2-1 (4-3-3) he will have space to drop into without getting in the way of a teammate. With a 4-2-3-1 he may get in the way of a teammate, which means the AMC would also need to drift wide, or push forward to ensure he doesn't lack space.
  2. FM17: Arsenal

    So my thought process was: He's a good dribbler, which suits an IF/Winger role He's right footed so suits an IF on the left, or Winger on the right He doesn't have the outright pace to go past lots of players, but is mobile still which suits receiving the ball in tight areas PPM Cuts Inside from Both Flanks Fairly creative too
  3. FM17: Arsenal

    Same as @dily mentioned - I play him on the left flank mainly. I tend to have him as an IF(S) coming into the centre to create overloads in the #10 area with Ozil & Alexis.
  4. Grassroots Tactics: Simplicity.

    Excellent thread - got me thinking of a few ideas - normally an excellent sign that it's a good thread!
  5. Shame there hasn't been more replies as it's a good thread. Whilst I don't play "strikerless" per sé, I play with an F9(s) in the middle, with a Raumdeuter looking to attack that space. The man coming deep helps overload the #10 area in front of their defence, which means our combination play often opens up the opposing defence. If that doesn't work, the WB(A) on the right stretches the defence across and creates further gaps to exploit instead.
  6. Thanks! That's very kind of you. I personally like THOG's Lines and Diamonds guide. What I feel my guide is good at is building logical and balanced tactical systems. I think THOG's is much better at creating styles than mine.
  7. FM17: Arsenal

    I drew my 2nd leg 1-1 at home to Atletico, so went out on away goals. Frustrated by that really. Into the semi finals of the FA Cup after beating Spurs in 6th round. Semi final draw: Arsenal v Reading & Man United v Brentford Also lost Cech, Monreal, Koscielny, Holding & Iwobi to injuries recently. Monreal, Holding & Cech will miss the rest of the season.
  8. Looking for a Center Back

    Laurent Koscielny fits all of the things you want. You'll struggle to prise him off Arsenal and he is 31 now.
  9. FM17: Arsenal

    Good luck with the cup!
  10. FM17: Arsenal

    I have won the EFL Cup - unbelievable climax! We went 1-0 down in the first half. After 65 minutes I used my final change and brought on Olivier Giroud for Alex Iwobi. Giroud converted Walcott's cross to equalise on 72 minutes. We went to Extra Time at 1-1, and with 10 seconds of injury time left on the clock, Pickford came for a lofted ball into the box, Giroud won the knockdown to Ozil who scored into an empty night. Talk about leaving it late! Boom boom Olivier!
  11. FM17: Arsenal

    It's been a few years since I actually played in the competition - haven't won a Champions League since FM12 roughly
  12. Inconsistent Player

    A players consistency can improve if they play in a consistent team which in turn helps them play well more often.
  13. That's an impressive set of results there - but currently it reads more like a team update than a tactical piece. I'd like to see more analysis about how and why it's s good possession tactic - as that seems your primary focus. How does it create scoring chances, how does it retain passing options, how well does it recycle the ball etc.