I have been using 4-2-3-1 with CM's rather than DM's all through this game and my only success came with Liverpool in season's 1 and 3 with league titles. Failed with Chelsea, Dortmund and now it's gone to pot with Arsenal finishing 6th 1st season and now in 16th after 5 games.
I have sold a lot of players, got my budget to £100m first year and bought:
Baines, Varane, Gotze, Munain & Falcao.
Lucas, Gundogan, Suarez, Llorente.
So my line up is:
Scezcny (however it's spelt)
Sagna --- Varane --- Vermaelen --- Baines
Gundogan BPM --- Lucas CM
Suarez AP --- Gotze AP --- Munain IF
Any hints on how to get this to click, really doing my head in now.