Tag Archives | Gilberto Silva


Torriera should he stay, or should he go?

At five foot five Lucas Torriera isn’t a player who will tower above most players on the pitch. But when you think about size is that what matters to the position that you play in? For myself, I see a lot of myself in Torriera when playing at grassroots. For starters I am also the […]

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Sunday, Thursday and Freddie – 7 Reasons why Ljungberg’s inexperience might trump experience

‘Sunday, Thursday and Freddie’   A POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES                              Special   How did you feel when you found out about Emery/Freddie? It was 5:30am here in Tennessee. It felt weird. Like everyone, I was anticipating it, so it felt very […]

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Both can play in 4222

Who do Arsenal need to adopt Dunga’s 4222 and play Aubameyang and Lacazette in 18/19?

“He is able to play as a central or box to box midfielder but is usually deployed as a defensive midfielder where his stamina, power, tactical intelligence, and ball-winning abilities aid him in breaking down opposing plays, while his good all-round skills, first touch, and passing allow him subsequently to distribute the ball to his more offensive-minded teammates.” […]

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The Player Arsenal need?

Tonight in Busquets we face the Prototype of the player Arsenal need

Tonight we are facing arguably the best defensive midfielder in Europe – and 7-times Dive of the Year award winner – Sergio Busquets.  I hate to write this but he’s the prototype of the player we’re missing at the moment: extremely comfortable with both feet, well disciplined and aware of his positioning, tidy on the […]

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Henry shows his class - and how much Gio was valued...

Gio: the unsung Arsenal hero that Thierry rated

Today’s Arsenal unsung hero is a bit of a left-field shout. it is a fair to say that he had a fairly unassuming Arsenal career, and there isn’t really one single standout moment from him wearing the Arsenal colours…but…for me, he was part of one of the most exciting summers that I can remember. He […]

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“Arsenal to spend £89m on three new signings…” Invincibles, Repeatables – Possible/Impossible?

Arsene Wenger intends on splashing the cash this summer, and is hot on the heels of 2 world class players and a definite future star…in fact the deals are meant to be as good as done, only the final formalities to be concluded… Now there’s a headline many would love to see….. And it would […]

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Francis Coquelin, the next Gilberto?

Francis Coquelin was a leader for Arsenal at Manchester City (just a month after playing for Charlton)… Arsène Wenger may have found his new Gilberto Silva  – Matt Morlidge for The Daily Mail, January, 19th   Don’t get me wrong, Francis Coquelin had a fantastic game at Manchester City last weekend. He was superb in […]

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Arsenal fans MUST start to show MORE RESPECT to their new defensive-midfield leader

He is our new captain and he looks massively honoured and proud about it, he said it himself immediately after lifting the Community Shield at Wembley. Let’s give Mikel Arteta a break, gentlemen – can we? He’s not a powerhouse, he will never be Patrick Vieira or Gilberto Silva but he’s never failed to give his […]

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Gunners ‘D’Manding’ a DM but have we already got him, them?

The Frankenstein syndrome. Here we are in again in August, on the eve of the Community Shield and the outlook has changed most definitely from recent years, as in, by mid-July, we already had four signings made, and good ones at that, with good money spent. Also, we’re back in England, as we’re actually playing […]

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Lars Bender

Arsenal; Splash £25m on Lars Bender, stick with Wojciech Szczesny, Nicklas Bendtner out, Chu-Young Park’s alive

Five things we have learnt about Arsenal this week: Hello gang, thanks for dropping by and coming back for some more of my own-brand, taste the difference pieces on our beloved Arsenal Football Club. I for one have had an interesting week; my eleven month old daughter has been recovering from her first stomach bug […]

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