If we are going with Barkley out left I think we'd be better of going with the 4-3-3 i put up but just with him swapped with Naismith.
We sort of played like that away at Newcastle last season (except with Ossie more central) and allowed Barkley to stay up more.
Point taken but I think it would be fairly criminal to move Barkley out of the centre after easily his most effective performance this season, just as he builds up some real confidence, and would be fairly pissed off with Martinez if he does it.
He seems convinced that Barkley can/will be able to play pretty much all of the attacking midfield positions on the pitch, and maybe eventually he'll be proven right, but this isn't the time to persist with a idea which might bear fruit in a couple of seasons. We have to narrow our focus and be as calculated as possible in this period.