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Pepe and Willian shine as Arteta tactically outsmarts Rodgers at the KP!

The Arsenal set up 1) In possession Utilising the familiar 4-2-3-1, Arsenal were building through the thirds in a 2-3-5 shape. Cedric would initially remain deep, with Tierney deployed as an outlet through the left channel, allowing Willian to occupy the half-spaces. The 2-3-5 became a 3-2-5 occasionally with Elneny dropping in between the two […]

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Tierney virtually a Striker as Arsenal Transition to 235 in Attack – Tactical Breakdown of win at Amex

The Seagulls have been a tough opponent for the Gunners since their promotion back in 2017. But yesterday, it was Arteta’s men who prevailed. In this article, I analyse the game in detail. Formations/tactics Mikel Arteta retained his tried and tested 4-2-3-1 system, but with Aubameyang coming in for Lacazette to lead the line. Elneny […]

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Arsenal 3-1 Chelsea – In-depth Review and Analysis [Formations, Tactics, Player Performances]

It’s been a catastrophic season so far. But perhaps yesterdays performance may just be a catalyst for change. In this piece, I provide an in-depth match review, discussing the formations/tactics deployed by Mikel Arteta, a general review of the game followed by highlighting individual performances. Initially, it seemed that the hybrid 3-4-3 would be retained […]

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It’s 343 until Arteta gets his Creator – Tactical review and standout performers

Our first pre season game was underway against MK Dons yesterday. In this article, I will provide an in depth review of our 4-1 victory against ‘The Dons’ and analyse certain individual performances. First half Unsurprisingly, Arteta set us in a 3-4-3 system. It’s clear to me that we will continue with this formation until […]

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