Who is Bernard? Arsenal Bound? Or is he? | Video Highlights

Who is Bernard? Arsenal Bound? Or is he? | Video Highlights

Speculation has been rife this week over the future of Brazil’s latest sensation, Bernard. The diminutive winger has had a busy summer winning both the Confederations Cup with Brazil and coming back from a 2-0 deficit in the first leg to win the Copa Libertadores with Atletico Mineiro. Whilst many Premier League fans will not be familiar with the 5 ft 4 magician, fans in Brazil have been excited by his performances in the last two years. Evidence of this …
Do Arsenal need a Change in Approach?

Do Arsenal need a Change in Approach?

There are less than two weeks before the start of the new season and Arsenal are yet to make the big signing their fans have been waiting for. As the Suarez saga rages on, Arsenal have only signed forward Yaya Sanago from French club Auxerre on a free transfer. Sanago made his debut at the weekend in the Emirates Cup, which was won by Galatasaray. Arsenal’s pre-season had been going well, swotting teams aside on their Asian tour. On Saturday …
Ozil on the move? Manchester United & Arsenal Wait in the Wings

Ozil on the move? Manchester United & Arsenal Wait in the Wings

Manchester United and Arsenal are both rumoured to be chasing German star Mesut Ozil. The Real Madrid midfielder has been linked with a move to the Premier League after the arrival of Isco and the impending arrival of Gareth Bale to the Bernabeu. For those who watch La Liga, the sale of Ozil would seem nonsensical as he has been one of Real’s best players ever since his arrival. However, noises coming out of Spain hint that the player himself …
Arsenal - It’s the defensive midfield position stupid! Tactical Analysis

Arsenal - It’s the defensive midfield position stupid! Tactical Analysis

It's been a difficult season for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal. Actually, it's been eight difficult seasons for the Frenchman and the Gunners. High points this season? There have been a few. The return to first team action of Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott signing a contract extension, maybe even the away win at Bayern Munich in the Champions League but that had a hollow feel to it. The damage was done in the first leg leaving a "too little, too late" …
Arsenal 5 Tottenham 2: Tactical Analysis | Pre- & Post-Adebayor

Arsenal 5 Tottenham 2: Tactical Analysis | Pre- & Post-Adebayor

The 151st London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham ended with the Gunners taking the spoils in the kind of high-scoring encounter which is rapidly becoming the norm when these two meet. Yet a 5-2 victory for the hosts would have seemed somewhat far fetched in the early stages of the game when Spurs took a deserved lead before a hugely rash challenge from Adebayor reduced the visitors to 10 men after just 17 minutes. Despite the Arsenal victory, the talking …
West Ham 1 Arsenal 3 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

West Ham 1 Arsenal 3 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

This was a highly entertaining game, particularly the second half, undoubtedly aided by the sharp contrast in styles between West Ham and Arsenal. Setting aside the fact this was the 6th of 30 London derbies that will be played in the Premiership this season, there were a number of other issues circulating. A home victory would leave West Ham with their best Premiership start after 7 games whilst Arsenal, despite positive comments in the media, had actually experienced their third worst …
New Dawn at Emirates? | Arsenal Stats & Key Players Assessed

New Dawn at Emirates? | Arsenal Stats & Key Players Assessed

After all the pre-season worries and murmurs from fans, Arsenal have started the season brightly. The Gunners currently sit in 3rd place, 2 points off top and with the best goal difference in the league, helped by only conceding 1 goal so far. The new signings have bedded in with a varying degree of success; Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla have become integral parts to the side already, Olivier Giroud still needs a goal that will get the fanatical hype-driven …
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 …
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