Author Archive | David Glicksman


Jesus the Saviour is here – How are Arsenal shaping up against their rivals for 22/23?

When considering how we are shaping up for next season it is worth noting that we finished in 5th, just 2 points behind 4th and the season prior we finished 8th, 6 points off the mark. That shows improvement in position and points tally, and if the trend continues, we will be in good shape. […]

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Also not a foul

A fresh perspective: support Arsenal in the stands and they’ll reward us on the pitch…

A fresh perspective West Brom Let’s not get carried away, we beat a very under strength team. What is encouraging however is that we performed exactly how we would have expected to perform on paper. A solid 2-0 won would have made me worry. Brentford We were awful against Brentford. There’s no argument from anyone […]

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The Reasons why no European Football for Arsenal in 21/22 may not be a disaster

We currently sit in 10th place, 7 points off of the European places and in indifferent form. Depending on who wins the FA Cup, finishing 7th could get us back into the Europa League, but the chances of doing so are looking increasingly unlikely.  Winning the Europa League brings with it the coveted entry into […]

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An Analysis of actually how far Arsenal are behind the Top 4

How far behind our top four rivals are we? Before we get into how far behind our top 4 rivals we are, we must first establish who they are likely to be next season. It would be too simplistic to say Liverpool, City, United and Chelsea. Liverpool and City won’t be direct rivals for some […]

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A Breakdown of how Arteta’s Tactical tweaks and flexibility are improving his Arsenal

Tactical tweaks and flexibility are key to Arteta’s Arsenal It’s clear for all to see that Arteta has improved us defensively. It was only a few months ago that this group of players was being described as ‘uncoachable’ and totally written off. Although I’m under no illusions as to our current standing as a top half […]

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In Defence of Arsenal’s Defence – Is it all out the Defenders or perhaps those missing?

In defence of our Defence I’m optimistic about this coming season. The attacking trio of Auba, Lacazette and Pepe excites me. A midfield of Ceballos, Torreira and Özil excites me. The players coming through like Nelson and Smith-Rowe give me hope for the future, but what also makes me think we can make the top […]

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‘Best Attack Ever’?! Arséne, your memory fails you

Arsene is a square peg and the players are a round hole. The Arsenal Way Fast, fluid attacking football, with an emphasis on counter attacking. That is the Arsenal way, or should I say the Arsene way, because we certainly didn’t play that way under George Graham or Bruce Rioch. Perhaps I should even say […]

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2016 Calender on the red cubes

6 Things for Arsenal and Arsene to consider at the halfway point of the season

After 19 games we find ourselves in the midst of a title fight which we are more than capable of winning. Here are six things to consider when talking about the title fight. 1. Tricky away games We have trips away to both Manchester teams, both Liverpool teams as well as white hart lane and […]

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Can we keep him quiet?

Watford, Bayern and Lewandowski – A week to test Arsenal’s Credentials

Watford They haven’t had too many regular starters on international duty so they’ll be fresh for the challenges that we’ll present them with. Luckily for us, Mertesacker has retired from international football, while Gabriel, Monreal, Koscielny and (inexplicably) Coquelin were all left at home by Brazil, Spain and France respectively. That means that defensively at […]

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Happy Gunners

Owned by Arsene: Van Gaal’s bumbles kickstart Arsenal’s season

Manchester United Van Gaal wanted to surprise Arsene Wenger with his team selection on Sunday. By opting to omit Valencia, (who did well against Alexis last season), move Darmian to the right and install Ashely Young at left back I have no doubt Wenger was surprised. Pleasantly surprised. I said last week that our best […]

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