By Richard Clarke

Arsène Wenger will be sticking with his new 4-3-3 formation for the time being at least.

The Frenchman began using the new system in pre-season and obviously liked what he saw. The statistics back up his standpoint; in August out of five matches played, Arsenal won four and lost one, scoring 16 goals while conceding only five.Understandably therefore it is set to become a fixture of his side.

“Until now it has been convincing,” Wenger told Arsenal.com. “ It is at least worth persevering with in terms of our offensive [style] and how we play the game.”

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