Analyzing the Early Returns of Arsenal's Back Three

Analyzing the Early Returns of Arsenal's Back Three

Much has been made of Arsene Wenger's decision to move from his tried and trusted 4-2-3-1 to a 3-4-2-1.  While there has been much discussion of the fact that the change happened, the real question is what effect the change has made? Since Arsenal went to a back three against Middlesbrough they have three wins from three games.  Based on that it seems like the back three has been working to perfection, but when you look a little closer the outlook on …
Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

It's the final installment of the North London Derby at White Hart Lane on Sunday as Spurs confirm their temporary home for next season and it cannot have come at a better time for the Lily Whites. The Premise  Tottenham Hotspur playing Arsenal has always been a massive encounter at any point in the season no matter where the two sides were sat on the league table. But there has been a shift in power in the North of London …
Have the Arsenal players turned their back on Arsene Wenger?

Have the Arsenal players turned their back on Arsene Wenger?

Another week, another game and yet another defeat for Arsene Wenger. That is 4 defeats in the last 5 Premier League games for Arsenal. It's not the defeat that is the problem but the manner in which they lost is! It has been the same old story yet again only this time, the usual has turned into a full blown crisis. On the back of a 5-0 win against Lincoln in the FA Cup, Arsene Wenger would have hoped that …
What went wrong for Arsenal against Liverpool?

What went wrong for Arsenal against Liverpool?

Arsenal were swept aside with ease at Anfield on Saturday evening as Arsene Wenger's side struggled to overcome their bogey team. The two teams have had a long-standing rivalry but there was an elevated sense of competition last weekend as both clubs are in prime position to challenge for a top four finish at the end of the season. It was Liverpool who gained the advantage though, as all three points moved them back into a Champions League qualification spot …
Three years to win the league

Three years to win the league

When asked about the dismissal at Leicester City of the incumbent FIFA Coach of the Year and Premier League winner, Claudio Ranieri, Luis Enrique shrugged his shoulders and said, "This is our job. I do not remember how things worked before, but now it's like that. If you do not agree, you can leave the trade; otherwise you have to accept it." He should know what he is talking about, plying his trade in a league where the average tenure …
Tottenham Hotspur and the Curious Curse of Wembley Stadium

Tottenham Hotspur and the Curious Curse of Wembley Stadium

Wembley- The Home of English Football. From Alf Ramsey lifting the first (and last) World Cup Trophy for the three lions in 1966 to Diego Maradona dazzling the 1986 World Cup Finale; from Ronald Koeman's cracking European League winner against Sampdoria in 1992 to Rene Higuita's unbelievable scorpion kick in 1995; Wembley has seen it all. Earlier in the season, Tottenham and the FA agreed for the Cockerels to host their European games at Wembley for 2016-17 season. Furthermore, the …
Arsenal in a Wenger Dilemma

Arsenal in a Wenger Dilemma

An Arsenal fan joked that he had expected to get drawn against Bayern Munich or Barcelona in the fifth round of the FA Cup, such was the feeling of Deja-vu for Gunners fans. It's quite apt that with it recently being Groundhog Day, that Arsenal are looking like they are about to live through a seeming repeat of the last ten years. The defeat a couple of weeks back to Chelsea was expected by most onlookers, partly down to the current strength …
Sutton United Vs Arsenal Preview | FA Cup 5th Round

Sutton United Vs Arsenal Preview | FA Cup 5th Round

“We, as a club, have never experienced such a huge demand for tickets…Clearly the demand for this game was unprecedented in all categories.” – Bruce Elliott, Chairman, Sutton United Sometimes truth is indeed stranger than fiction and this weekend of FA Cup is something of that sort. The weekend fixtures will feature eight Premier League sides, four Championship sides, two from League One, and two from the National League. One of those National League sides – Sutton United, have never …
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