9 08, 2022

Success at right back requires specific skills at The Arsenal

By |2022-08-09T08:16:24+01:00August 9th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Defence, Formation, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning Gooners, how we all doing today? How we feeling? Counting down the seconds until the first home game of the season? I know I am. Blistering heat, a home match where the atmosphere will be amazing, it'll be one heck of a day - I hope - spoiled only by a Jamie Vardy dive [...]

30 07, 2022

Let’s have a look at Arsenal’s in-game tactical flexibility

By |2022-07-30T10:58:26+01:00July 30th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Formation, friendly, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, pre season, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning Gooners and welcome to Saturday matchday. Well, it kind of is, of sorts, as The Arsenal play at home to Sevilla in our final friendly before the new season starts in six days and it'll be our final look at the team that will lock horns with the Eagles for the Friday Night Football [...]

23 04, 2022

Man United preview: Arsenal should not underestimate the danger

By |2022-04-23T08:01:57+01:00April 23rd, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

There should not be a single Arsenal player, member of the coaching staff, or fan, that underestimates the difficulty of today's home game against Man United this lunchtime. This will be a tough game, make no mistake. Firstly, United will be hurting after the absolute tonking they got at Liverpool. That's a fixture those lot [...]

22 04, 2022

Formations and team sheets mean nothing any more

By |2022-04-22T15:37:44+01:00April 22nd, 2022|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Formation, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning Gooners and happy Friday bestowed unto thee. I'm still feeling good about The Arsenal after that surprise win on Wednesday night. It was everything you'd hope from the Arsenal team but what I've been repeating in my mind is the tactical approach by Arteta and how he got it so spot on. I find [...]

20 04, 2022

Gut feel for a good Arsenal performance tonight?

By |2022-04-20T07:57:29+01:00April 20th, 2022|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

I'll be honest with you today folks, because I am really torn about tonight's game. On the one hand logic dictates that it is very difficult to make a case for Arsenal away at Chelski. They smashed Southampton 6-0 where we laboured to a 1-0 defeat. They have a bigger and better squad than us [...]

19 02, 2022

A very different Arsenal to line up against Brentford this time?

By |2022-02-19T07:51:19+00:00February 19th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

It's match day people! And it is the reverse of the opening game of the season, in which we succumbed to an excitable and motivated Brentford side who took advantage of our mixture of injuries and COVID situation in the Arsenal camp, to overcome us 2-0 in their new stadium. I drove past their stadium [...]

20 01, 2022

Should Arteta switch the formation up against Liverpool?

By |2022-01-20T07:51:02+00:00January 20th, 2022|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, League Cup, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, Tactics|0 Comments

Blimey. Talk about so much #content you don't know where to even start, eh? Yesterday we got Mikel Arteta's press conference and there were some spicy and fantastic words said by the manager. Then we had wind of a bid from a Saudi Arabian team for Aubameyang. That was followed by the rumours of betting [...]

20 11, 2021

Liverpool preview – at least we have hope…

By |2021-11-20T08:13:27+00:00November 20th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Defence, Formation, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

So here we are. Back to match day and the excited nerves are kicking in already. Although I will admit that I'd have preferred us to get back in to the swing of the Premier League without having to play one of the hardest away games in world football right now. And it's probably made [...]

7 11, 2021

Watford to mirror Arsenal’s formation, so we must step up

By |2021-11-07T09:49:26+00:00November 7th, 2021|analysis, Arsenal, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

This'll be a quick one today as I'm off to have a pre match meal with the family in Islington before the old man and I make our way to the game. Watford at home in the old days - like six or seven years ago - would be one in which you'd be wondering [...]

1 11, 2021

Is Lacazette the false nine when we already have a nine on the pitch?

By |2021-11-01T08:11:18+00:00November 1st, 2021|Arsenal, Attack, Formation, Mikel Arteta, Tactics|2 Comments

Yesterday morning I went out for my morning run in the pouring rain of Northumberland and I was listening to a post match podcast, which triggered some thoughts in me about Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The thoughts revolved around the fact people are talking about us playing 4-4-2 and also trying to work out [...]

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