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Montemurro Where Gut will slot into our team

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Where and how will our latest summer signing, Malin Gut, fit into Joe Montemurro’s system?

The Switzerland international typically operated as a holding midfielder for Grasshopper Club Zurich, but she’s also proven her worth as a No 8 and as a ball-playing centre back.

“With the position that she plays and the way that we play, she’s very much a ball-playing holding midfielder and a player that wants to get involved very, very quickly in the build-up,” Joe Montemurro told Arsenal.com.

“At times we do play with two No 6s, whether that’s with a back three or a back four, and with Lia Walti, her partner in the national team, I thought it was a very good balance and a very good combination that would fit in quite well with the way that we want to play.

“Obviously that then gives us the opportunity from a fluidity perspective to play her as a centre back too, whether that’s in a back three or a four. She’s great on the ball, always proactive, always looking to pass forward and as I’ve said, suits our style to a tee.”

 

 

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