Whilst it certainly appears that Arsenal striker target, Vlahovic has played the Gunners to get a move to Juventus, there may be a slight positive. One by-product might be that Arteta can now land his midfield target Arthur, as the Italian giants will need cash. Arsenal have been heavily linked with the ex-Barcelona midfielder for […]
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Tavares or Tierney v Liverpool or perhaps both??
November 16, 2021 1
As an Arsenal fan it is a lovely position to be in, where you have two players that are superb in their role, vying to be the first choice. For a manager, in this case Mikel Arteta, it must be wonderful, and this is exactly what the Spaniard will face in the coming weeks, and […]
Outside the Emirates the Gooners excel, while the Gunners fail within
April 24, 2021 1
I have been at an Arsenal match as accredited media before, but not at The Emirates, so last night was a first for me. Consequently, I feel compelled to endeavour to write something of merit, beyond a basic match report. Of course, that will not be problematic as last night was about so much more […]
In Footballing Terms Arteta has decided to build a system around Aubameyang not Ozil – Simples!
October 22, 2020 4
So much has been written already about the Mesut Ozil situation, much of it, agenda driven and most of it speculation. I can promise no agenda in my own views other than a footballing one. I will say however that however much I applaud his work for charity, his defence of the oppressed and his […]
KSE Listen to your Manager – Back Arteta NOW on Partey and Aouar or risk losing him
September 21, 2020 2
”You are not in the Champions League and because you are not in the Champions League, you say ‘Okay, I don’t have to invest because I don’t have the financial ability to do it’. But the other clubs invest and then the gap becomes bigger”. Mikel Arteta (14/7/2020) Over to you Stan Kroenke. I […]
Is it time to go for Lucas Torreira? An analysis of his Arsenal career since joining in 2018
August 20, 2020 0
Initially, I think we were all very excited with the acquisition of Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria, back in the summer of 2018. His performances in the World Cup were impressive. The standout one was the game against Portugal, where he put in a tremendous display against Ronaldo. With two seasons of top flight English football […]
Scouting Report – Is Houssem Aouar a perfect fit for Arteta’s Arsenal Rebuild?
August 16, 2020 0
Reports broke on Friday from the reliable French source, L’Équipe, that Arsenal have made an approach for highly-rated Lyon midfielder – Houssem Aouar – in an attempt to bolster Mikel Arteta’s creative options in the middle of the park. Arsenal’s technical director, Edu, is thought to be the driving force behind the deal which would […]
Exclusive Scouting Interview on David Brooks – Should Arsenal challenge Man U and Leicester for the Creative Midfielder?
August 3, 2020 0
The transfer window officially opened last Monday, and as Mikel Arteta begins to make his plans for the future, one man who seems certain not to be a part of them is Mesut Ozil. Relations between the two have gotten so bad that the luminous blonde mane of academy youngster Mathew Smith was chosen on […]
Could Said Benrahma be converted into Arteta’s Creative ‘8’ – Our New Santi?
July 23, 2020 4
I finished yesterday’s newspaper column, discussing what Arteta needs to revert to 433 next season, with an off-the-cuff suggestion of Said Benrahma. The reason I would describe the suggestion as off-the-cuff, or left field is because the article was considering the creative central player Arsenal need, and the Algerian, predominantly plays on the wing for […]
Balancing Arsenal for a zero balance – how to get the Gunners firing for free
June 16, 2020 4
Balancing Arsenal for a zero balance Arsenal do have a squad of good players. Arsenal do have a few very good players. Arsenal do have a large cluster of highly promising young players. Arsenal don’t have a modern, athletic, balanced group. I’ve had a go at reforming our squad below and made an exciting discovery. Firstly, here […]