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AC Milan Could Play After Two Strikers This Season As Stefano Pioli’s Tests It In Pre Season

Milan could have an ace up their sleeve for big games if Pioli were to start his experienced pair of strikers.

AC Milan Training Session Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images

Tuttosport via MilanNews.it are reporting that AC Milan are likely to start playing more regularly with two striker up front during the season after Stefano Pioli tested the formation in a number of matches in the pre season and dominantly in the final game against Panathinaikos this past weekend. Milan now have Olivier Giroud and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to play up front as the hypothesis is emerging of the experienced duo playing together as opposed to one being the back up for another. The likeliest formation to accomodate this would be a 4-4-2 as Milan would replace the trequartista in the 4-2-3-1 with an additional striker who can occasionally drop back. This takes some pressure off the management to find a starting no. 10 despite the presence of Brahim Diaz, the onus would be on securing a right winger to add pace and creativity to the side. The only issue with a front two and an argument for Pioli to only use this in big games where a solid attack is needed is the injury concern and lack of depth beyond the two players.