I bought IF Arnautovic as an investment, but I was surprised how good he was when I changed him in game into ST or CF/CAM. He's a "baby Ibrahimovic", which means that he's not as good as a finisher, but he's faster and more versatile than the old man.
Especially as a ST he's a beast. He's fast enough to counter, he's strong and clinical in the box, and most importantly (what makes Ibra still one of the best in this Fifa) he's AGILE as well, which has a huge benefit in Fifa 18. Put him on balanced and he'll decide wisely whether he has to get in behind or be a target man, or a false 9.
He's an exceptional ball-holder, either at ST/CF or at CAM positions. Using him as ST with 4-2-3-1 with fast winger CAMs (put your initial fast ST like Jesus on the wing) works wonders: he can hold up and deliver a pass, and he's fast enough to run into the box to receive it back and score.
Many times I bring in a striker super sub in late game and put Arnautovic at CM, he can bully everyone with his strength.
Good dribbling AND great physical is exceptional in this game
Can even defend as CM
Can hold up the opponent's attack
Wins many penalties
Very cheap for a 84 rated in form!
Do NOT use him as LM, would be such a waste. I changed him into a LS, starting with 4-3-2-1, then changing formation.
Medium-medium workrates SHOULD be a problem, but how is he my top goalscorer then?
Bought him with the idea of reselling him when a new POTM SBC were released two months ago and while i was waiting for that to happen, I decided to try him. Couldn't make a better decision. This guy can score so much for your team if you place him in the correct position. He is a Wonderkid at RM, RW and RF.
He is right footed so power shots, driven shots and regular shots are perfect for him starting on the right side. He is a really good ball holder, he can defend with his high physical and he is really tall (1,92 m). With that he can bully the opposite LB and destroy him easily. Also he is a very good header/crosser.
Used to play him as a RM in a 4-2-3-1 formation and now playing as a RF in a 4-3-2-1 and the guy just keeps scoring and assisting for me. To this day i can't see any better option there than this guy.
He can play ST too, although i don't recommend it because while his physical is superb in comparison to fullbacks he has problems while facing strong CBs. If you do play him there do it with at least one partner at the front.
He is fast with hunter.
He can finish from 25 meters.
He can defend.
Crossing is really good. Good corner kick taker or header.
He can't score a finesse shot.
Needs to be played at the opposite position.
Dribling could be better.