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 …
Arsenal Vs Manchester City FA Cup Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal Vs Manchester City FA Cup Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

A couple of years back, one of the FA Cup promotions on television had a theme – “Anything Could Happen”. This season’s tournament was a sort of an embodiment of those words. Lincoln City’s run up to the quarter finals, Sutton United’s run up to the last 16 and Wolves dumping Liverpool out earlier in the tournament. Not just this season’s results, but all of the last four finals have been contested (and once won) by at least one team …
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 …
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 …
Bournemouth vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Bournemouth vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal face a difficult trip to the Vitality Stadium on Tuesday as they attempt to extend their winning run in the league to three matches. It is important that they continue to put the pressure on the sides above them as there is still an outside chance of a title challenge. For them to do so, they need to win matches like this and can't afford any more slip ups. Bournemouth played well at the Emirates just over a month …
Can a Fit Olivier Giroud Get Into Arsenal’s Starting Eleven?

Can a Fit Olivier Giroud Get Into Arsenal’s Starting Eleven?

When asked before the Bournemouth game about Giroud’s chance of starting on Saturday, Arsene Wenger gave a reply straight from the Football Manager handbook. A coy Wenger said “It’s just game by game, I make the decision on the next game…I thought in this game [against PSG] his physical presence could give them problems at the back…We need everyone on board and it’s just the next game that matters.” In the two games that Arsenal had played before that question …
Burnley vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Burnley vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On October second, Arsenal travel to Turf Moor to take on Burnley.  After four straight Premier League wins, the Gunners will be looking to push that streak to five in a row and attempt to gain ground on Manchester City.  Burnley snapped their four match winless streak with their 2-0 win over Watford at the weekend.  They'll be looking to pull off a huge upset and stop the Gunners good form in it's tracks. Team News Burnley will have most …
5 Key Battles for a Starting Place & Who Comes Out on Top

5 Key Battles for a Starting Place & Who Comes Out on Top

The 2016-17 season has already thrown up a few surprises but once again, it's a season which has provided challenges for the Premier League's top managers. Antonio Conte and Jurgen Klopp have had to make some ruthless choices on starting positions already this season but here's five of the biggest battles so far and who should come out on top... Simon Mignolet & Loris Karius - Liverpool Mignolet's Liverpool career has been nothing short of drama, with the Belgian keeper …
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