Wenger: Arsenal Will Attack Celtic From Kick Off

arsene-wenger4-415x275Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has warned that the Gunners will stick with their attacking formation, despite scoring two away goals against Celtic in Scotland.

“At the start of the season I wanted to play high up the pitch, making a threat in the opponents’ half early in the game,” Wenger is quoted in The Daily Record as saying.

“We like to do that because we are an attacking team and it gives us the opportunity to use our character.”

The Gunners have bagged 12 strikes in their last three games, but only one of them has come from a striker (Eduardo against Everton). Nevertheless, this does not flustered Wenger, who stated that a good team is one in which all the players chip in with goals.

“It tells me that we have a game where we attack from everywhere,” ‘The Professor’ explained.

“Our strikers at the moment are providers.

“For me, in a good team everybody can score, and a good striker scores and provides.

“At the moment they provide more than they score, but I know that Eduardo and Robin van Persie will score so I am happy that at the moment they do not score and we still score goals.”

The attacking options at the north London club are plentiful, with Tomas Rosicky, Theo Walcott and Samir Nasri all yet to make comebacks following injury. However, the former Monaco coach admitted that the club is looking for defensive cover, but maintained that he is not overly keen to sign anyone just yet.

“We are not desperate because if you look at the players who are out and those who are available it shows we have a big squad,” he remarked.

“Maybe in the defensive area we could still do something but everybody looks at basically the same places.”

The Daily Record

~ by footballdirecta on August 25, 2009.

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