Nacho Monreal - Why He Is Arsenal's Backbone

Nacho Monreal - Why He Is Arsenal's Backbone

Arsenal can boast quite a few stellar players such as Mesut Ozil, Giroud, Alexis Sanchez, and the like. However, in this mix of players, we often miss out one name that has been the backbone of Arsenal’s defence this season, and he goes by the name of Nacho Monreal. Arsenal had to rush through Monreal’s signing in January 2013, meaning the Spaniard was unable to say goodbye to the Malaga fans and his team-mates before heading to the Emirates Stadium. …
Premier League 2015/16 | Team Of The Season So Far

Premier League 2015/16 | Team Of The Season So Far

With fans mourning the international break throughout the world for various reasons, it's only fair to look back on what's happened in English football till the last weekend and try to find out who's been good at their jobs and who's not been. Although, the season as a whole has not quite been the most scintillating and nerve-wracking in recent times, it's had its fair share of surprising victories and shocking defeats in these opening twelve weeks. So, as far …
Ozil Shines Vs Stoke - Performance Analysis

Ozil Shines Vs Stoke - Performance Analysis

After only seven points from four games and only one non own goal from those four games, Arsenal needed to put down a marker with their performance against Stoke.  They did just that cutting the Potters into ribbons time and time again.  They only finished two of their chances, but they created enough to score six or seven while limiting Stoke to nothing more than half chances. There were a few stand out players in this one, but no one …
Summer's Top Ten Free Agents - #7 Luke Garbutt

Summer's Top Ten Free Agents - #7 Luke Garbutt

Expiring Contracts – Summer 2015’s Top Ten Free Agents As the summer transfer window looms before us, transfer talk rages.  Squads look to strengthen their roster while players look to make a grand, expensive exit.  Some of the season’s most exciting stories emerge from the non-playing period of the summer.  While transfer fees are bandied about and the whirlwind of speculative “could he, would he” whips about, there are several cheaper options available.  Free agency this summer is full of …
Who's the Best Left back? Azpilicueta v Monreal v Rose v Cresswell

Who's the Best Left back? Azpilicueta v Monreal v Rose v Cresswell

There are a number of good left backs, with many of them being English, in the Premier League. It is a position that can be ignored at times, but the likes of Leighton Baines can sometimes have a telling impact on a match. The full back used to be a player who operated purely for defensive reasons, but now they are expected to have a high work rate and be able to run up and down the pitch. They must …
January Transfers That Would Make Sense for Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Spurs and City

January Transfers That Would Make Sense for Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Spurs and City

It has come again, The January transfer window. The time of the year full of speculations, rumours, false reports, great expectations, surprises and large sums of money spent by football clubs all over the world. Although not as popular among managers and clubs as the summer window, it represents an opportunity for clubs to address long term injuries suffered by key players and to strengthen the squad if any weaknesses come to the surface in the first half of the …
Player Performance Analysis: Mathieu Debuchy vs Newcastle

Player Performance Analysis: Mathieu Debuchy vs Newcastle

After an embarrassing defeat to Stoke City, Arsene Wenger's Arsenal needed a strong response against Newcastle.  The Gunners responded perfectly with an emphatic 4-1 win over the in-form Newcastle.  This was an important victory for Arsenal, grabbing them three important points as well as taking the pressure off the squad and off of Arsene Wenger. There were plenty of impressive performances for Arsene Wenger's side, but a very unexpected and possibly very important performance was that of Mathieu Debuchy.  The Frenchman …
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