Player Performance Analysis: Francis Coquelin Vs Man Utd

Player Performance Analysis: Francis Coquelin Vs Man Utd

Arsenal have struggled mightily in the past at Old Trafford.  They had not won there since 2006, but Arsene finally turned his theatre of nightmares into a theatre of dreams with Arsenal's 2-1 win over Manchester United, sending them to Wembley for the FA Cup Final.  Time after time the Gunners were beat by Manchester United, even under David Moyes, but Arsenal finally ended their terrible run in Manchester. One of the reasons Arsenal have been unsuccessful in past is …
The Emergence of Francis Coquelin

The Emergence of Francis Coquelin

Arsenal football club are known for their free flowing football.  It is a trademark of Arsenal under Arsene Wenger and a lot of this comes from their abundance of diminutive creative midfielders, like Santi Cazorla, Alexis Sanchez, and Mesut Ozil.  The gunners have had trouble getting the balance in midfield right over the last few years.  Arsene Wenger has tried the likes of Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini in the defensive midfield position over the last couple of years, but …
Arsenal 7 Blackburn 1 | Opta Stats Report

Arsenal 7 Blackburn 1 | Opta Stats Report

The feel good factor returned to the Emirates this afternoon where Arsenal thrashed a 10-man Blackburn Rovers 7-1. Arsenal dominated from the start, with Robin Van Persie opening the scoring shortly after one minute. As is the norm for Arsenal though, they allowed Blackburn to equalize with their first shot, a fantastic Morten Gamst Pedersen free-kick right into the top corner. Van Persie restored Arsenal's lead before unleashing the exciting Oxlade-Chamberlain to make it 3-1 before half-time. Steve Kean's team …
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