4-2-3-1, no Mustafi: How Arsenal could line-up with Tierney and Luiz next season

Arsenal have reached agreements to sign Kieran Tierney and David Luiz but how will the Gunners line-up with their latest signings?

The Gunners have signed on four players today but the latest addition means the outlook of Unai Emery team will be be changed.

Tierney is on the verge of joining in a £25m deal from Celtic while Luiz will join in an  £8 million deal from Chelsea.

Both players are top-notch defenders and are expected to slot into the first team of Arsenal when they are fully settled into the team.

Emery tweaked Arsenal’s line-up between a back three and a back four, and this stemmed from the inability of the defenders to form a good bond.

Nacho Monreal played better in a back four as his major strength is in defending, while Sead Kolasinac fitted more in a back three because of his attacking prowess as a wing back.

Meanwhile, Tierney has been dubbed as a completed full back, who would fit into a back three or a back four. Should Emery tinker with his back-line, we’d still have a reliable full back on the left.

Luiz is in tune with the rigours of the first division of English football. He predominantly plays on the left on a central defensive pair – he would likely partner Rob Holding or Sokratis.

The Brazilian is adept at charging forward and one of his biggest assets is his confidence on and off the ball.

We take a swipe at the possible line-up of Arsenal with the latest additions in a 4-2-3-1 formation.

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