Holding Midfielders The Talk Of The Town

Holding Midfielders The Talk Of The Town

The importance of the holding midfielder to any Premier League title challenge has never been doubted. While flashier proponents of the footballing art have rightly been serenaded by fans, there has always been place for the likes of Patrick Vieira, Roy Keane and Claude Makalele in a discussion about modern-day giants. Having the right player in the middle of the park has often proven to be the difference between ending a campaign as league winners or also-rans. Michael Essien’s injury …
Dani Ceballos to Arsenal: How Will he Fit in at the Emirates?

Dani Ceballos to Arsenal: How Will he Fit in at the Emirates?

Arsenal have confirmed that Dani Ceballos will join the Gunners on a year-long loan from Real Madrid. The 22, soon to be 23 years old, has found playing time hard to come by at Madrid. He'll need to find a role and make it his own if he is to get minutes at the Emirates. Ceballos made his name as a ball progressing central midfielder. His role will in the team will likely be to get the ball to Arsenal's …
Arsenal vs Wolverhampton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Arsenal have now dropped points in consecutive Premier League matches, but that has not dampened the sense of optimism surrounding the club. Unai Emery's side put in a solid performance against a top side, something the Gunners have not done too often recently. Now that their test against a top side has passed, they need to get back to doing what they have done so well this season: beating the lesser sides. They are unbeaten in eight matches against teams …
Arsenal vs Watford Preview | Team News & Key Players

Arsenal vs Watford Preview | Team News & Key Players

Arsenal are riding high after winning four straight Premier League matches and six straight matches overall. While they have not played particularly well in any of their Premier League matches, they have been getting results. They'll look to continue that against Watford, but the Hornets have started well themselves. The Gunners will have to hope they find some continuity in Emery's system for this match, or they could risk dropping points they need to be competitive in the fight for …
Matteo Guendouzi - A diamond in the rough?

Matteo Guendouzi - A diamond in the rough?

Arsenal have had a difficult start to the new season under Unai Emery as they have been beaten by Manchester City and Chelsea in their first two Premier League matches. It was always going to be a tough start to life at the Emirates Stadium for the new manager, as he attempts to establish his style of play. One bright spark has been the emergence of Matteo Guendouzi in the middle of the park. The French teenager is very much …
Steven N'Zonzi Would Solve Arsenal's Midfield Problems

Steven N'Zonzi Would Solve Arsenal's Midfield Problems

Arsenal have started a new era at the Emirates Stadium with the appointment of Unai Emery as manager and they must now bring in the players required to push the club back into the Champions League. Their recruitment has been revamped in the last year with Sven Mislintat coming in to lead proceedings, but the new manager will be able to contribute to discussions regarding targets. The Mirror report that he wants to bring Steven N'Zonzi to the club as …
Where do Aubameyang and Mkhi leave Arsenal?

Where do Aubameyang and Mkhi leave Arsenal?

Once it was realised Alexis Sanchez would not be an Arsenal player by the end of the window, it was all doom and gloom and once it became clear Man Utd was the destination, it seemed to be even worse. To lose their best player to Jose Mourinho of all people seemed to just make the situation worse. But to replace him with Henrikh Mkhitaryan now was probably the best deal they were ever going to get, considering Sanchez' attitude …
Arsenal v Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal v Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal have had a very eventful week.  At time of writing, Theo Walcott has been sold to Everton, while deals for Alexis Sanchez to move to Manchester United with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going to the Emirates, Pierre-Emerick Aubamyang moving to Arsenal, and Malcom to go to the Gunners are all being discussed, according to various sources, including David Ornstein of the BBC.  While there is a lot of talk, nothing has been completed, at time of writing, so they could be …
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