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Apart from the occasional clueless rant - Paul Merson  knows what he's on about

Arsenal’s cunning strategy for breaking down stubborn defences

Today’s Sunday Times carries an interesting article by Jonathan Northcroft based on an interview with Paul Merson. He talks about possession, breaking fast and powerfully, and says that Arsenal have conceded possession as a tactic and achieved better results. Arsenal’s worst defeats have happened when they have had what he describes as “heavy possession”. He says […]

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Total change in midfield 3 from Arteta, Wilshere and Roscicky to Flamini, Ramsey and Ozil

The Michael Jeffares Column The positivity rumbles on for another week and it’s great to see the side brimming with self belief in every game. That said at the end of the Stoke game it was notable that two of our players sat down on due to pure exhaustion – Giroud and Ramsey.  Two players […]

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Arsene Wenger: the most negligent manager in the history of football.

Mr. T’s Nuts There is only one thing that will prove Arsene Wenger’s negligence in 2013/2014, and that is the lack of a strong challenge for silverware. That’s what he owes us, nothing more nothing less. The transfer deadlines, the pedigree of players in…all should be judged on that, and that alone. Based on the […]

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