GdS: How Ibrahimovic and Giroud could co-exist – a 4-2-4 formation and position change

By Oliver Fisher -

We saw Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Olivier Giroud on the field together against Spezia once again, and the media continue to peddle the idea of it being a solution going forward.

This morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport takes a look at how Stefano Pioli could get more out of his attack given the struggles of Brahim Diaz and his apparent decision to try and make Ibra-Giroud work on the field at the same time in pressure situations.

The first suggestions is a rather bold 4-2-4 formation with Tonali and Bakayoko as the midfielders (this being for the game against Juventus), Saelemaekers and Leao as the right and left wingers then the Swede and the Frenchman up front as a pairing.

Then the paper takes a look at a conventional 4-2-3-1 with the same midfield and wingers, but this time with Ibrahimovic operations as a playmaker – something Carlo Pellegatti suggested yesterday – and Giroud the No.9.

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Tags AC Milan Olivier Giroud Zlatan Ibrahimovic


  1. Big no. Play giroud or rebic as cf with messias as amc is the best solution for now. bench ibra since he is ruin too many good chances

  2. Yes definitely use GIROUD UP FRONT ..
    The man when fit is a revelation in front of goal,
    and not just a great header of the ball ,but can score with both feet .His hold up play is brilliant ,and yes why not play ibramavich alongside him .In this game against juventus ,I can definitely see this paying dividends..I believe this team has the ability not just to win this game ,but also to challenge for honours .
    Desperately unlucky to lose game against spetzia .

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