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Martinelli’s display has created serious headache for Arteta! An analysis of Arsenal’s win against Newcastle

Despite the fact that this was a poor Newcastle side, it was integral that Arsenal would go into their season-defining game against Villareal with a positive mindset and the performance provided on Tyneside was definitely required. In this piece, an analysis of Arsenal’s win against the Magpies is discussed. In possession In the absence of […]

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Why Partey is pivotal to how Arsenal function

A midfield general is what Arsenal have lacked since the days of the invisible wall, Gilberto Silva. Someone with athleticism, mobility and a relentless engine. But finally, after years of neglecting this fundamental profile, the Gunners captured Thomas Partey towards the dying embers of the summer 2020 window. The deadline day signing lifted the spirits […]

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Arteta’s bold selections came to fruition! An in depth look at Arsenal’s derby day victory

Arsenal build-up shape The two most commonly deployed build-up structures Arteta favours is the 3-2-5 or the 2-3-5. And in yesterday’s derby, the Spaniard opted for the latter. Xhaka and Partey operated in a double pivot, with Cedric staying deep and at times inverting. Lacazette and Odegaard would both offer themselves between the lines, Tierney […]

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Arsenal 4-2 Leeds: A quality performance seals the deal, as Auba snatches the Match Ball {Detailed Analysis}

A line-breaking pass from deep, positional rotations and a smart finish; elements that were on display in Arsenal’s first goal against Leeds (described below). In this piece, I provide a review of the game.  Formations in and out of possession Arsenal continued to persist with the 4-2-3-1 that has brought greater levels of consistency in […]

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Why Emile Smith Rowe is ranked in the top three of most important Arsenal players right now

Background Graduating from Hale End, Emile Smith Rowe is yet another exciting prospect who has come through the ranks. Despite the 20-year-old statistically not excelling during his time for the U23’s, his qualities quickly became apparent. Technical prowess, ability to operate in tight spaces, intricate passes and very tidy in possession. It was always a […]

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The Croydon De Bruyne delivers yet again. An analysis into Arsenal’s win against Newcastle.

Formations/tactics (4-2-3-1/4-1-2-3) Mikel Arteta retained the 4-2-3-1 that has proved to be successful for the Gunners in their last three games, although an evident trend was Willock pushing forward regularly, with Elneny operating in a single pivot. Pressing & Defensive shape Arsenal utilised a 4-4-2 press when Newcastle were deep in their own half, with […]

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Versatility in abundance, but has Arteta now found Saka his perfect position – Tactical Analysis of Victory at Hawthorns

Formations/tactics Mikel Arteta retained the 4-2-3-1 deployed in the last two Premier League encounters, with Martinelli given a much-needed rest following the number of minutes the Brazillian has played in the last three fixtures across all competitions. The Spaniard recognised that his side would come up against a stubborn deep block, and adjusted accordingly, bringing […]

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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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