Monthly Archives: February 2010

Shift in the Formation

After the Man United and Chelsea games, where Arsenal conceded 3 of the 5 goals on counter attacks, Arsene Wenger made a slight tactical shift in the 4-3-3 formation. 2 of the midfielders, Diaby and Song against Liverpool, and Ramsey … Continue reading

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Eboue is a?

Emmanuel Eboue was arguably the most influential player last Saturday against Sunderland. He set up Bendtner’s first goal and was a thorn on Sunderland’s left side throughout the entire game.In Inverting the Pyramid, Jonathan Wilson makes the point that space … Continue reading

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Tale of 2 Half’s against Liverpool

Funny old game football is. We play awful against Liverpool, but get a goal and a victory and we play well against Chelsea and don’t score. Arsenal had about 200 less passes against Liverpool than Chelsea (382 attempted passes, 79% … Continue reading

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Depressingly Inevitable. Drogba FC 2-0 Arsenal

Well that wasn’t unexpected. Arsenal didn’t play badly, but Didier Drogba beat us again. When he retires or leaves, Arsenal fans will be having a parade. Conceding a goal early meant we’d always be up against it, but the goal … Continue reading

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