Originally Posted by Silock
Arsenal plays much the same way, and the left backs haven't lately been the best defensively (Clichy, Cole, Gibbs and Dos Santos love to get up the pitch), but because they act so much more like midfielders, it is acceptable.
I think Gibbs is more defensive than people give him credit for. He's disciplined at least. And Santos is just a bizarre player. He'll even drift inside from the left, providing no width.