Arsenal's Lack of Link Play Limits Them Against United

Arsenal's Lack of Link Play Limits Them Against United

Arsenal's draw at Old Trafford continued a run of satisfactory results but underwhelming performances. Their plan appeared to be to sit back and hit Manchester United on the counterattack. While the satisfactory result suggests the plan worked, they struggled to counter effectively. This exposed an issue that has manifested itself in a few different ways this season; Arsenal don't have a good link between their midfield and attack. [caption id="attachment_84034" align="alignleft" width="196"] Arsenal's average position map against Liverpool courtesy of …
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 …
Evaluating Unai Emery's Start at Arsenal

Evaluating Unai Emery's Start at Arsenal

When Arsene Wenger stepped down at the end of last season he was leaving a gigantic hole for his successor to fill. Arsenal chose Unai Emery to fill that hole. His first six months have had some highlights, such as the 22 game unbeaten run, and some low-lights, such as the 5-1 beat down at the hands of Liverpool. More than halfway through the season the honeymoon period is over, so it is time to start evaluating the work Emery has …
Unai Emery Has Come at the King: He Best Not Miss

Unai Emery Has Come at the King: He Best Not Miss

Unai Emery left Mesut Ozil out of Arsenal's League Cup squad against Tottenham on Wednesday. Leaving a star player out of a League Cup squad may not sound like a big deal, but when Emery was asked why he left the German out he stated it was a "tactical decision." He further elaborated saying, "I thought the players that were with us today the best choices for this match." Considering Emery played a full strength team, this seems to be …
Crystal Palace v Arsenal Preview | Team News & Key Men

Crystal Palace v Arsenal Preview | Team News & Key Men

Crystal Palace have struggled to put the ball in the back of the net to start the season and therefore have struggled to get points. Only Huddersfield Town have scored fewer goals to start the season, leading Palace to lose six of their first nine league matches. Their defense has been pretty good, but if they don't start scoring soon, they will see themselves sucked into a relegation race. Arsenal have won 11 straight matches in all competitions. There have …
Fulham vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Fulham have struggled so far this season. Their attack has been fine, but they have been shipping goals constantly. The Cottagers are tied for with Huddersfield Town and Cardiff City, the two teams widely expected to finish as the bottom two, for the most goals conceded so far this season. While they clearly have a lot of talent, Fulham will have to sort out their defence before they are able to do anything with it this season. Luckily, they face …
Premier League stars set for battle for World Cup glory

Premier League stars set for battle for World Cup glory

The 2018 World Cup takes centre stage this summer and numerous Premier League stars are in with a realistic chance of picking up a winner's medal. Brazil and Germany lead the betting to win the tournament, but France, Spain and Argentina are also prominent in the outright market. Read on as we take a look at which Premier League players could be part of a World Cup success in Russia. Brazil There is a strong Premier League presence in Brazil's …
Arsenal v Burnley Preview | Team News & Key Players

Arsenal v Burnley Preview | Team News & Key Players

Following their disappointing loss to Atletico Madrid in the Europa League, Arsenal's season is essentially over.  Their season is just about winning as many games for Arsene Wenger before he leaves.  This one, in particular, will be big as it is his last home game as Arsenal manager.  The Arsenal players will want to see Wenger win his last home match as Arsenal boss, so they'll be as motivated as can be for this match. Burnley have had their best …
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