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A deeper dive into Mikel Arteta’s new signing Gabriel Jesus

Arsenal need strikers. It’s not rocket science. Both Manchester City and Liverpool comfortably surpassed 90 goals over a 38-game Premier League season. Meanwhile, in north London, the Gunners merely scraped over the 60-goal mark, a substantial difference when compared to the elite.  To suggest Arsenal can increase their tally by an additional third is unrealistic, […]

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A Deeper dive into Arsenal’s rapid rise in attacking form – Pragmatism and Consistent Patterns

Prior to the 2021/2022 season commencing, a place in Europe was the objective for Arsenal as this would signal improvement when compared to previous league finishes under the stewardship of Mikel Arteta. But with ten games remaining, his side are now in pole position to finish in one of those all-important Champions League spots at […]

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A Deeper Dive into Ben White – The Creator

In the 2019 summer transfer window, Arsenal signed David Luiz from Chelsea for a fee believed to be in the region of £8 million. The acquisition of the Brazilian international brought plenty of criticism from the Arsenal fan base, with many frustrated with the club yet again handing out contracts to players who the Blues […]

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A Deeper dive into Mikel Arteta’s flexible long term system for his Arsenal

With Manchester United and Tottenham both dropping points throughout last week, Arsenal took the opportunity to capitalise on their rivals’ slip-ups with both hands, defeating Wolves at Molineux by one goal to nil. It was a relatively comfortable evening for the Gunners following Gabriel Magalhaes opening the scoring in the 25th minute, notching his third […]

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A deeper dive into Mikel Arteta’s form of positional play – Positions, systems and methodology

On the 20th December 2021, Mikel Arteta completed two years as manager of Arsenal Football Club and to say he divides opinions amongst the ever opinionated fan base is an understatement. Prior to his appointment, the club went for experience in Unai Emery. A man whose CV suggested that more trophies would be added to […]

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A deeper dive into Tomiyasu and his role in Arsenal’s victory against Watford

Prior to the season commencing, there was no denying that Arsenal were in desperate need of a right back. But not just any right back, someone who possessed a profile that stylistically suited the plan Mikel Arteta had in mind. Max Aarons and Emerson Royal were linked with moves to the Emirates, but neither of […]

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A deeper dive into Lacazette and Tavares’ vital contributions at Leicester

Three games into the 2021/2022 Premier League campaign, Arsenal were in disarray. Zero goals scored, zero points on the board and rooted to 19th in the table going into the first international break of the season. Performances were incredibly underwhelming and pressure was mounting on Mikel Arteta, with many Gooners across the globe demanding a […]

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A deeper dive into Mikel Arteta’s hybrid 4-2-3-1/4-4-2 – The Debating Point of the Weekend

To say it’s been a turbulent start to the 2021/2022 Premier League season for Arsenal is an understatement. A combination of below-par performances and abject results have left Gooners incredibly frustrated with the manager’s tactical decisions. Mitigating circumstances were present in the opening day fixture at Brentford as the unavailability of Gabriel Magalhaes, Thomas Partey […]

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Arteta Hyped

Arteta loves it when a plan comes together – The NLD illustrated how his Arsenal, with his players, can play

1) Formation Since boxing day, Mikel Arteta has favoured a 4-2-3-1 and it’s a formation that the former Arsenal captain believes is tailored to the current side and allows key individuals to be utilised in areas in which they can showcase their best qualities. 2) In possession During the build-up phase, Arsenal set up in […]

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Ramsdale Saves The Day

Ramsdale – The £24 million Arsenal signing that makes the difference (Full Analysis of why!)

The goalkeeping situation at Arsenal is an interesting topic. Bernd Leno has been the undisputed number one for three years and when considering the north Londoners acquired his services for £19 million back in 2018, he’s been good value for money and certainly one of the better keepers the Gunners have had since the departure […]

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