18 10, 2021

Arteta needs to sweep aside the narrative and Arsenal must ‘click’ against Palace

By |2021-10-18T07:39:55+01:00October 18th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, History, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

A week of 'R n R' in Spain this past seven days and having also decided that the international break was an opportunity to step away from the blog in the mornings, I find myself rejuvenated and excited for what feels like 'Part III' of Arsenal's season. In Part I we experienced the lows, the [...]

29 09, 2021

Xhaka’s injury a blow and an opportunity in equal measure

By |2021-09-29T07:41:50+01:00September 29th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Formation, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

I bet Mikel Arteta thinks he’s got some kind of mini curse, because no sooner has he got a full strength squad to choose from, no sooner has he got his selection he can decide exactly based on the game that is being played, does he have one of his key men taken away from [...]

24 09, 2021

Will Arteta answer the Xhaka question today?

By |2021-09-24T07:27:51+01:00September 24th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Formation, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

morning folks and welcome to the end of the working week (for me at least), and the start of the weekend, the most nervy of weekends in the Arsenal football calendar. Well, when the fixtures come out, that is. Why is this so? Well to me I know we have a pretty crap record at [...]

17 04, 2018

Formation flip-flopping and transfer plan confusion at Arsenal

By |2018-04-17T07:52:03+01:00April 17th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Rant, Tactics|0 Comments

I'd like to tell you that I'm still reeling from Sunday's performance but much like our domestic season, it all feels a little pointless and actually, it wouldn't be true, because I just feel resigned when I think about Arsenal this season in the league. People have stopped talking to me about Arsenal specifically at [...]

30 05, 2017

Arsenal’s formation evolution

By |2017-05-30T08:20:08+01:00May 30th, 2017|analysis, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

All Arsenal-related eyes today will be firmly fixed on that board meeting in which the manager's future will be discussed and the decision as to whether he stays or goes will finally be absolute. Lord knows we've all been waiting long enough to find out, but whilst speculation, hearsay and conjecture have all been the [...]

26 05, 2017

Psychology of an Arsenal formation change 

By |2017-05-26T07:06:04+01:00May 26th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Defence, FA Cup, History, injuries, Tactics|0 Comments

With the Cup final being the only remaining top flight game of the season, it's no surprise that all eyes are turning towards it, and the club themselves are no different from anyone else in that regard, yesterday releasing a lovely looking infographic which outlines some interesting facts about Arsenal and the FA Cup. Apparently [...]

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