I've agreed with jond about Bradley for ages now. It's been fun watching him constantly having to defend himself against the hordes in random threads here and there. lol I think the obvious problem is that he is not fast enough mentally or physically to be at the tip of a diamond. His form has certainly dipped but I think being asked to do things he isn't designed to do contributes to that. He could share attacking responsibility with another #8 both in front of a DM. This would take some of the pressure off him but it's still not ideal because there will still be tight spaces. He could very easily play as a single DM and this may be the best way to go, especially if some of our youngsters step up. #8 candidates Mix, Lleget, Hyndman, others?, miracle super youngster (Zelalem)? Wouldn't it be great for Zelalem to break through to Arsenals first team this year! haha ----------8--------8---------- ---------------6--------------- The two lone striker archetypes right now are the Ibra/Dzeko types and the quicker, highly active types like Suarez. It might seem unfair comparing our striker pool to those players but it's necessary to evaluate what makes a lone striker work. The number one attribute of a top class CF is without question his first touch, anything less is a poacher. Either a touch and turn, a nice lay off, or putting the ball where he needs it to make a pass. This attribute is a must have for a lone striker. Do we have anyone that can do this consistently?