Monthly Archives: April 2010

Pressing, and what can Arsenal learn from Barcelona?

Think back to Arsenal’s first match of the season: 6-1 away to Everton. While the result was remarkable for the amount of goal’s that Arsenal scored it was also remarkable for the way Arsenal pressed. Everton were hardly allowed time … Continue reading

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Wigan 3-2 Arsenal: What the hell happened there?

Earlier in the season, Arsenal pressed hard, they won the ball back, and they scored lots of goals. Against us last week, Barcelona did the same thing. Did Arsenal start to press again? No, but the teams they played, Tottenham … Continue reading

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The Revival of 4-2-4

Recently, the two teams playing pass and move football, Barcelona and Arsenal, have switched to a 4-2-4 variation formation. And with Arsenal only 3 points behind Chelsea, and Barcelona joint top in Spain, and in the semi finals of the … Continue reading

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Defensive frailties the difference

Arsenal can take a lot from this two-legged tie with Barcelona. They showed us how to press well, and their passing was great. For Arsenal tonight, we need to take the positives, which I guess can be we scored. Defensive … Continue reading

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