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Feb 17, 2011
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Ross's Arsenal Guide

Hello all, This is a Football Manager 2011 Arsenal guide. Now I am not telling you how to play, I will be recomending. Now hopefully after you have read this guide and taken things in you will able to do really well with Arsenal.

Note: The Patch I am using is LFC Marshall so if you don't have this patch this guide will not work.​

Arsenal Football Club
Chairman: Peter Hill-Wood [Loves the club] Assistant Manager: Pat Rice
League: Premier League
Last Season: 3rd
Media Prediction: 4th
Fierce Rivals: Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Chelsea
Other Rivals: Liverpool, West Ham United

Start of season


Winner - Budget - 46 Million Wage - 1.3 Million
Title Challenge - Budget - 42.5 Million Wage - 1.3 Million
Continental qualification Through League Finish - Budget - 35 Million Wage -1.2 Million

Backroom Staff

Assistant Manger - Pat Rice

Don't sack him or release him. He is very good and you should always keep him.

First Team Coach - Boro Primorac

Again, Hold onto him don't release him or sack him.

Goalkeeping Coaches - Tony Roberts, Mart Poom, Gerry Peyton

Do you really Need Three Goalkeeping Coaches? You should terminate Tony Roberts Contract as he is part time anyway.

Fitness Coaches - Craig Grant, Tony Colbert

Try to keep them both as that is what i do.

Youth Coaches -Steve Leonard, Carl Laraman, Steve Gatting, David Court, Steve Bould

You only need 2-3 Youth coaches so you should release a couple of them. You should release Carl Laraman and Steve Gatting. Steve Gatting usually gets approached anyway.

Physios - David Wales, Colin Lewan, Simon Harland, Jon Cooke

You should not change anything here. It is Fine.

Scouts - 15 Scouts

That tells you one thing: get rid of a few. Every so often, you get around 12 scouts coming back with regular reports but i dont' know about you but it annoys me. If you want to sack a few, go for these

Pablo Budner, Peter Clark, Everton Gushiken, Christian Karembeu, Jurgen Kost, Daniel Karbassiyoon

First Team

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Manuel Almunia
Lukasz Fabianski
Wojciech Szczesny

Summary: First Choice is Lukasz Fabianski and the other two are just as good as each other. Accept Szczesny is younger therefore i would go with him.

Possible Ins - Vincent Enyeama - 750k
Possible Outs - Manuel Almunia Szczesny ( Loan )


Thomas Vermaelan *
Laurent Koscielny
Johan Djourou
Sebastien Squillaci
Bakary Sagna *
Gael Clichy *
Emmanuel Eboue
Kieran Gibbs

Summary: Good Defence overall but you need a in my opinion you need to get a backup Left Back.

Possible Ins - Joan Capdevila - 2.5 M
Brede Hangeland - 13. 25 M
Possible Outs - Sebastien Squillaci - 1.5 M


Alex Song
Cesc Fabregas (c)
Abou Diaby
Jack Wilshere
Andrey Arshavin
Samir Nasri
Tomas Rosicky
Andrey Arshavin

Summary: Arsenal have a very strong midfield that are capable of playing very good football.

Possible Ins - Jonathan Dos Santos - 1.3 M
Eden Hazard - 17.75 M


Robin Van Persie
Maroune Chamakh (vc)
Theo Walcott
Carlos Vela
Nicklas Bendtner

Summary: Again, Arsenal have a very good front line that consists of very good players.

Possible In - Vaclav Kadlec

Overall it is a very strong squad that does not need much done.

You're Best Players Are:

Defenders Midfielders Forwards
Sagna Fabregas Van Persie
Vermaelan Nasri Chamakh


Team Instructions

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Philosophy - Fluid
Starting Strategy - Attacking

Passing - Shorter
Creative Freedom - More Expressive
Tackling - More Agressive
Closing Down - Press More
Marking - Man Marking

Tempo - Quick

Playmaker - Fabregas
Target Man - Chamakh
Supply - To head


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Player Roles

Starting 11


Lukasz Fabianski - Goalkeeper, Defend


Sagna - Wing Back, Attack
Hangeland - Central Defender, Defend
Vermaelan - Central Defender, Defend
Clichy - Wing Back, Attack


Fabregas - Advanced Playmaker, Support
Wilshere - Deep Lying Playmaker, Support
Song - Ball Winning Midfielder, Defend


Eden Hazard - Advanced Playmaker, Attack

Attacking Midfielders

Arshavin - Inside Forward, Attack


Van Persie - Trequartista, Attack
Chamakh - Target Man, Support

Thankyou for reading my Guide

If you have any Questions Plz ask