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Is Odsonne Eduoard Arteta’s Giroud with Pace?

I read two excellent articles after Saturday’s disappointing loss at Villa Park, both looking at Arsenal’s striker issues in slightly different ways. One described it as ‘our penalty box problem’. Both Lacazette and Aubameyang are top strikers with differing attributes, indeed the Arsenal captain, is arguably world class. However, the question raised is whether either, […]

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The Penalty Box Problem – how Arteta can fix Arsenal’s goalscoring disfunction

The Penalty Box Problem POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES Well, that wasn’t November and it wasn’t January. It was somewhere in between. The Keeper was very good, defence was uncharacteristically nervous, the midfield dominated but it was the attackers or more to the point, the attacking, that was stuck deep in November. There are multiple layers […]

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Have you noticed? – This Squad CARE and Arteta has transformed Arsenal to be the best DEFENCE in the Premier League

Have you noticed? POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES I think it’s pretty normal for football fans to notice the following; great performances, poor performances, glaring opportunities, eye catching individualism, big effort, lack of effort and man of the match candidates. There are more but that’s enough. What I’m starting to notice with the current Arsenal team […]

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ARS 0-0 CRY When your best isn’t good enough, sometimes the solution is the winner. [Positive Needs & Hopes]

Sometimes the Solution is the Winner POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES So, we didn’t get 3 points but….. what did we get? We got returning players, Partey in particular. We got a better performance from our central midfielders. Our backline looked solid and we defended against two of the trickiest players in the league, admirably. A […]

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Is Arteta’s desire to control out of control? Nine things we learned from the Villa debacle (and how to fix them)

FOOTBALL as RUGBY / LOSING to the SOLUTION POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES   Let’s start with ‘Football as Rugby.’ I have a general understanding of Rugby. I certainly get that to make progress the rules force you to pass backwards. I’d imagine that if they let you pass forward that the players would. Football isn’t necessarily […]

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