Arsene Wenger in and as The Count of Monte Cristo

Arsene Wenger in and as The Count of Monte Cristo

On May 26th, Arsene Wenger bared his soul to the world. “I believe there's a difference between being criticized and being treated in a way that human beings don't deserve. The lack of respect from some has been a disgrace and I will never accept that. I will never forget it. The behavior of some people during the season, that is what hurts me most.” For a person who had spoken a couple of years back of having learnt to …
10 Biggest Shocks of the 2016-17 Premier League Season

10 Biggest Shocks of the 2016-17 Premier League Season

Saturday's Champions League final concluded the 2016-17 football season and it had it all. From red cards to diving and world-class goals to controversial decisions - the final was a great end to another whirlwind campaign. In the Premier League, there were plenty of ups and downs. Some clubs achieved their aims, while others disappointed and under-achieved. But while there were many of the usual features throughout a Premier League campaign, there were a number of surprises. Here are 10 …
Arsenal v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

For the first time in forty years, Manchester United and Arsenal will play in the second half of the season outside of top four. Not only does it show how far the two giants of English football have fallen, but also represents a genuine risk of what could easily be the norm for the next few seasons. Arsenal were humiliated at White Hart Lane on Sunday after a convincing defeat in the last ever North London Derby in the hallowed …
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 …
Run-Ins for Current Top 7 in the Premier League - What can we expect?

Run-Ins for Current Top 7 in the Premier League - What can we expect?

"We want to fight in the Premier League until it is mathematically impossible. The Premier League we cannot win, but Europa League we can…”  - Jose Mourinho, after Manchester United beat Sunderland on Sunday. The Premier League’s competitiveness shines through in the fact that almost every team, like Jose’s United, are fighting for something that is still mathematically possible. This competitiveness and the pressure it exerts can only explain the kind of grateful reaction that Slaven Bilic gave when West …
Arsenal vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The fight for a top four finish continues on Sunday evening when Manchester City travel to the Emirates to take on Arsenal in the latest Premier League blockbuster fixture. Details: Sunday 2 April, 16:00 Emirates Stadium Arsenal's form has been pretty dire since the start of 2017 so they are in desperate need of a victory and the prospect of facing Pep Guardiola's men will not be comforting. They have picked up four defeats in their last five games and …
Does Mourinho struggle with the new age footballer?

Does Mourinho struggle with the new age footballer?

Millennials (also known as Generation Y) are the demographic cohort following Generation X. There are no precise dates for when this cohort starts or ends; demographers and researchers typically use the early 1980s as starting birth years and the mid-1990s to early 2000s as ending birth years – Wikipedia In an interview earlier this week, Jose Mourinho called modern young players ‘brats’ and put forward the view that everything surrounding them do not help with their lives, nor in his work. …
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