Arsenal's Lack of Link Play Limits Them Against United

Arsenal's Lack of Link Play Limits Them Against United

Arsenal's draw at Old Trafford continued a run of satisfactory results but underwhelming performances. Their plan appeared to be to sit back and hit Manchester United on the counterattack. While the satisfactory result suggests the plan worked, they struggled to counter effectively. This exposed an issue that has manifested itself in a few different ways this season; Arsenal don't have a good link between their midfield and attack. [caption id="attachment_84034" align="alignleft" width="196"] Arsenal's average position map against Liverpool courtesy of …
English Premier League Players To Watch This Season

English Premier League Players To Watch This Season

It is always a good time to be a soccer fan, but the recent closing of the transfer window offers even more exciting news and rumour for the fans as well as the clubs. The transfer window just closed on Thursday and the new season kicked off the following Friday. This means that you have 10 months to look forward to some of the best players in the world to grace the field and show off their talents. Of course, …
Arsenal v Tottenham Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Arsenal v Tottenham Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Arsenal come into this North London derby in need of a bounce back. They lost 3-1 to Liverpool last weekend and will need a good result to avoid going into the international break on a significant low. A loss to arch-rivals Tottenham would put a real sour note on the beginning of the season. They'll need to be at their best to avoid that result and keep themselves near the top of the table. Tottenham have struggled to begin the …
Arsenal vs Burnley Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

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

Arsenal kicked off their season with a tight 1-0 win away to Newcastle United. While the performance wasn't great, Unai Emery will be happy just getting the result, considering how many key players were missing. Now they'll start their home campaign against Burnley. The Gunners have beaten Burnley every time they have played them since the Clarets were promoted in 2014. They'll hope to keep that streak alive and start the Premier League season with back to back wins for …
Stade Rennes vs Arsenal | Europa League Preview

Stade Rennes vs Arsenal | Europa League Preview

Stade Rennes' have had a pretty average league season, sitting 10th, but their European campaign has been pretty fantastic. Now into the last 16, the French side face English giants Arsenal. After going through in a wild 6-4 tie against Real Betis, the level of opposition for Rennes goes through the roof as Arsenal come to Roazhon Park for the chance to go to the quarterfinals of the Europa League. Arsenal made it through to the round of 16 after struggling …
Manchester City vs Arsenal Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

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

Manchester City's loss to Newcastle United has put their title challenge in peril. While Liverpool did drop points against Leicester City, City find themselves five points behind Liverpool with 14 games to go. With the pace that these two teams are on this season, City will need to win most, if not all, of their remaining matches. They will come out needing to win and will look to blow Arsenal away. Arsenal are also in a place where they will …
Southampton vs Arsenal Preview | Stats, Key Men and Team News

Southampton vs Arsenal Preview | Stats, Key Men and Team News

Ralph Hasenhüttl’s new era at Southampton did not get off to a great start. The Saints lost 1-0 away to relegation rivals Cardiff City. Their next match will be significantly tougher as they host top four contenders Arsenal. Southampton need points and they need them soon, only off the bottom of the table on goal difference. They’re only three points from safety, but, with only one win all season, three points seem like a mountain at the moment. This would …
Arsenal v Huddersfield Town Preview | Team News, Key Players & Prediction

Arsenal v Huddersfield Town Preview | Team News, Key Players & Prediction

While the 2-2 draw at Old Trafford may have been a bit disappointing, but four points from games against Tottenham and Manchester United has put Arsenal in a solid position in the top four race. To hold that position, Arsenal will need to win the games they are expected to and this is one of those. While they have expended a lot of energy in the last few weeks, this is a game Arsenal have to win to achieve their …
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