BEIJING, CHINA - JULY 26: Benik Afobe of Arsenal in action during the training session during the club's pre-season Asian tour at the Olympic Sports Centre on July 26, 2012 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
- How does Arsenal's midfield set up in attack? Does one player hold, allowing Arsenal to send forward their fullbacks, or does one fullback sit back and allow all of Arsenal's midfielders to attack?
- How do Arsenal set up defensively? Do they play a high line and aggressively press, like they did when they beat Manchester City 1-0 at the Emirates, or do they only press in their own half, like they did when they lost 1-0 at Eastlands?
- What's Abou Diaby's role tomorrow? Is he a box to box midfielder, or does he play in the role behind the main striker? Similarly, how does Chuks Aneke do against superior opposition? Does he play in a deeper role in an effort to create from deep or does he emulate Yaya Toure and use his physicality and passing skills just behind the main striker?
- Thomas Eisfeld has often been accused of being weak on the ball thus far during his time in England. Interestingly, he was played in the wider areas, which Arsene Wenger usually does with new players in order to acclimatise them to the Premier League. If Eisfeld plays, does he again play wide, or does he play in a more central role? And, if he plays wide, does that mean his fullback often comes forward to support him, like Nico Yennaris did on Tuesday?