Back with something different today,
I've had some tough times on FM19 recently with tactics so I thought I'd browse through the several tactics on the community to determine what direction I should head in and well surprise surprise I stumbled across @Ö-zil to the Arsenal!'s Pep Half Back and Arsenal Invincible's, so I thought I'd dedicate a new career save in trying to replicate or further improve on these two tactics.
Currently in my first season at Arsenal and having looked at what the squad had to offer drastic change was need in order to achieve my goals (or so I believed) and these were my transfer dealings.
(Crazy, I know )
The original idea behind these specific signings were that they could slot in right into the starting 11 and I could easily rotate with most of the youth Arsenal had (Nelson, Guendouzi etc), the other ideas were that based on mental, technical and physical attributes, the players signed fit both the tactics I was trying to replicate.
To some degree, I've liked what I've seen so far but there have been areas of concern :
Defence have done well (Dias and Holding have been an absolute dream) however with Tierney's job in trying to replicate the Great Ashley Cole, my left side of the field isn't producing that kind of combination play from LB, AML and STCL (Which is the side of the field the Invincible's attacked quite regularly with Cole, Pires and Henry) (Also seen on my analysis summary that out of 247 entries in the final third, only 44 have come from the left side)
Midfield is doing okay, I've got Doucoure injured at the moment, but Rodri has been exceptional. Torreira wanted to leave for PSG/Madrid and so he sat out a few games. James Rodriguez/Ozil have done okay - Rodriguez fits the system better as he doesn't have the tries killer balls often player trait.
Out Wide, Carrasco and Lozano ( Nelson and Smith Rowe as subs too) have performed to my expectations in the games so far, Naturally the wide players tend to do well regularly in my teams and funnily enough, they've been my main Goalscorers.
BUT, this brings into light my area of struggle as STCL and my AMC (Referring more to the Invincible tactic here)
My strikers in Lacazette, Aubameyang and Geubbels aren't scoring chances or scoring goals and more often when opening the analysis summary it'll show "0 - Overall chances", I've tried tinkering with different roles to determine whether it'll help but nothing as of yet has found any consistency.
I'm aware its early days (Geubbels still very young) But with experienced, clinical strikers such as Laca and Auba, I'm expecting regular goal contributions, whether it be in the goal or assist department (Of course you want goals but hey ) I don't mind, they're just not doing enough.
Has anyone got any advice they could offer me (Mainly on the Invincibles tactic as the Pep HB Tactic is more towards my second season, I'm open to making any changes, tactics screenshot below