Elite Pre & In Game Management

Elite Pre & In Game Management

The English League and European campaigns are officially over. With two major finals now concluded, much can be made of the pre & in-game management of the four coaches involved. The pre-game selections aside, it can often take those decisive tactical alterations to sway a final. Rafa Benitez stands as a Liverpool legend for his miracle in Istanbul, and his 2005 Champions League win owes much to his in game management, when all seemed lost. Prior to the Europa League …
Manchester United vs Villarreal Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United vs Villarreal Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The club season is drawing to a close and Manchester United have the opportunity to become the third English club to lift a trophy this season. They will be facing La Liga side Villarreal in Gdansk and hoping to overcome Unai Emery, who has won the Europa League on three previous occasions. Interestingly, ten of the last 17 winners of the competition have been from Spain. In the last nine years, the winners have originated from either Spain or England …
Arsenal's Decline has Continued Under Arteta

Arsenal's Decline has Continued Under Arteta

Arsenal has been in decline for four years. Mikel Arteta was brought in to stop the downturn and turn the club around. To this point, not only has he failed to improve them, they are arguably worse than they were before. Arsene Wenger's final season felt like rock bottom for Arsenal. The atmosphere around the club was toxic and the results matched that. They finished with 63 points, their lowest total since 1995-1996. Their first season under Unai Emery looked …
Norwich City vs Arsenal Match Preview

Norwich City vs Arsenal Match Preview

The Canaries will look at this match as an opportunity. Unai Emery may be gone, but that doesn't mean Arsenal are fixed. Freddie Ljungberg has limited time to set his team up, which gives Norwich a shot to ambush the Gunners and get some crucial points. Ljungberg will take charge of his first match as interim Arsenal manager. Emery was sacked on Friday after 19 months in charge. Ljungberg's reign begins with a winnable match against 18th place Norwich City. …
Arsenal vs Southampton Preview | Team News & Key Players

Arsenal vs Southampton Preview | Team News & Key Players

Arsenal need a win in the worst way. They are winless in their last four Premier League matches, which has seen them fall eight points behind the top four. The Gunners need to turn their form around before it's too late. Any points dropped at home could see the end of their top four ambitions for this season. Southampton are desperate for any points they can get. They are three points off safety and have the worst goal difference in …
Leicester City vs Arsenal Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Leicester City are on a fantastic run. The Foxes have won seven of their last eight matches in all competitions since their loss to Manchester United. Their only loss in that run came at Anfield when they lost on a 95th minute penalty. This run has elevated them to third in the table. Not only are they in the Champions League spot, they have created a buffer. They are six points ahead of their opponents, Arsenal, who sit in fifth …
Liverpool Vs Arsenal Carabao Cup Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs Arsenal Carabao Cup Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Organizers of the League Cup must be a bit pleased with the results of the fourth-round draw. The draw resulted in several marquee clashes early in the competition, including five matches to be played by Premier League opponents amongst themselves. One of these marquee clashes will take place at Anfield on Wednesday night as Liverpool host Arsenal. By their own standards set earlier this season and late last season, Liverpool have been underperforming a bit. They had to settle for …
Liverpool Vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Two game weeks have gone by in the 2019-20 Premier League campaign and there are only two teams of the twenty that have won both their games. In the third game week, one of them will have to forego the win streak as they go head to head. Liverpool will host Arsenal on Saturday in their first top-six clash of the campaign. Liverpool come into this game after their narrow escape at St. Mary’s last Saturday. In that game, possibly …
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