Author Archive | Dave Seager


Rice and Caicedo – Arteta is targeting central midfielders with the athleticism to give him more tactical flexibility.

It has been a frustrating week for Arsenal supporters, which saw a second half capitulation at home to a Brighton team, who themselves had been humiliated by Everton only days previously. The weak display at the Emirates was hard to explain, coming after such a magnificent, robust, and essentially strong outing at St James, only […]

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Is forgotten man Kieran Tierney the one to re-ignite Martinelli until Jesus’ second coming?

A colleague on GT inspired me to articulate something that has been on my mind in recent weeks, by writing this excellent piece earlier today. Thomas Bahnson identified a problem that has become evident as Arteta’s team have recently struggled to break down a well-organised low block from Newcastle, Everton and Brentford. He also pointed […]

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Madley loses control

Frustration, frustration, frustration! At Newcastle, at match officials, and at Arteta’s lack of game-changers

Well, that was a hugely frustrating match. In fact, frustration is my overwhelming emotion after being held to a goalless draw at home by, let’s not forget, a Champion’s League challenging team, in Newcastle. I am sure we are all frustrated at Newcastle’s footballing approach, which in all honesty, changed completely after we totally dominated […]

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