Liverpool v Arsenal - Analysis of Liverpool's Tactical Progress

Liverpool v Arsenal - Analysis of Liverpool's Tactical Progress

As Santi Carzola ran away from Pepe Reina’s goal into the Arsenal away support the camera’s cut to Brendan Rodgers. A man who has by now put away his notepad and pen to accept that his strategy did not go according to plan against an excellent Arsenal side. Brendan Rodgers sets his team up in a way that aims to achieve the following three aspects of systems football
High pressing and making the pitch as small as possible without …
Arsenal Season Review 2011/2012 | The Defence

Arsenal Season Review 2011/2012 | The Defence

Arsenal secured the much desired 3rd place and potentially final Champion's League spot on Sunday after what was very much a rollercoaster season. A start that hadn't been seen around the club for some time was followed by a slight upturn in results but not very convincingly. Then January came with the Gunners failing to win a single game for the entire month. A 7-1 win over Blackburn in February initiated a 7 game winning streak that saw the 5-2 …
Arsenal 1 MUFC 2 | Wenger Outwitted

Arsenal 1 MUFC 2 | Wenger Outwitted

Arsenal succumbed to their third defeat in a row in the Premiership, despite equalising through Robin Van Persie, as United rather comfortably overcame their opponents. Sir Alex Ferguson lined his team up in the counter-attacking style he normally deploys against Arsenal. Their exploitation of the wings paid dividends and Ferguson's quick reactions to any changes Wenger made ensured his team came away with the victory. On Arsenal's right flank, John Djourou had a nightmare of a game against the tricky …
Arsenal Stats | Mid-Season Review

Arsenal Stats | Mid-Season Review

After the worst start to a season in their Premier League history, Arsenal have recovered remarkably well, steadily climbing up the table from a lowly 17th to 5th place and one point off the hotly contested Champions League places. Many fans point to the 5-3 victory over Chelsea as the turning point this season for the Gunners and rightly so, the team appeared to have a new-found belief and that inferiority complex that seemed to plague the team when playing …
Fulham vs Arsenal | Stats Report

Fulham vs Arsenal | Stats Report

Fulham vs Arsenal Wenger’s proverbial handbrake was on full strength as 10-man Arsenal surrendered a 1-0 lead towards the end of an exciting match at Craven Cottage through a series of defensive mistakes as the severity of their full-back crisis hit home. [caption id="attachment_7864" align="aligncenter" width="551" caption="Taken from EPLIndex.com's New Feature - Quick Stats"][/caption] Arsenal carved multiple chances in the first half, creating 9 shots on target, as Gervinho and Ramsey posed the Fulham defence many problems. The Ivorian’s already …
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