April 18, 2013 by
Comments on Ramsey and Arsenal tactics by VSM
So, coming off a disappointing but not detrimental 0-0 draw with Everton, there are both positives and negatives to take. The first positive to take is the fantastic performances from Aaron Ramsey that we’ve seen both today and on Saturday. Previously I had always been a fan of his work rate. But his passes weren’t clinical enough sometimes and he would sometimes linger on the ball a bit and prevent a potential move. However, what I saw at the Emirates on Saturday and Tuesday night was a mature passing game combined with quick and efficient passing. .......Read the full article here
January 07, 2013 by
Is Diaby the key to future success? by CI
During my life as an Arsenal and football fan i have witnessed many remarkable moments of Arsenals history including the invincible era. But ironically my first real game i watched on TV was our last major trophy. In this game (fa cup final of 2005)i saw a winning team, but where did it all go wrong? Or has it? Despite going without a major trophy for nearly 8 years, we have always been around, Whether that has been in a Champions league final or coming 3rd in the league. .......Read the full article here
October 13, 2012 by
The Gunners midfielder Mikel Arteta was brilliant as an attacking midfielder last season, but now that Alex Song has been sold to Barcelona and Santi Cazorla has been brought in to help the attackers, Arteta has been ordered by Wenger to play more defensively this season.
Arsenal have definitely been more solid at the back this season, and Arteta understands the reasons for his change of style. “It’s a very important job, balancing the team between attack and defence, and that’s what I’ve been attempting to do,” he said. .......Read the full article here
July 23, 2012 by
Player Comparison: Biglia v Paulinho
In this post, we will take a look at two prospective targets that have been linked to Arsenal to bolster the midfield department, since Frimpong and Song both have to go to the African Cup of Nations for a good chunk of the season ahead. Now, be realistic, only one will be signed, Arsenal only need one good defensive midfielder to come in because players like M’Vila, Paulinho, Martinez or Biglia are not players that will sign a contract that will put them on a bench, these are players that will demand spotlight playing-time. Let alone the fact that we have good back-up in the form of Coquelin as well. .......Read the full article here
April 15, 2012 by
The two man rotational system (Arteta and Song) by KJ
In my last article regarding the players that Arsenal need to by this summer, I neglected the fact that we apparently needed a defensive midfielder and I received negative comments as a result. However, I want to clear up that misconception all together.
I want to explain how Arsenal’s midfield defends (with research and countless hours of analysing games). From what I understand, Arsenal approach midfield defending primarily with a two man rotational system. This essentially means the ‘holding midfielder’ and ‘box to box midfielder’ exchange roles to enable fluid creativity in attack as well as fluid solidarity in defence. .......Read the full article here
April 21, 2011 by
It being reported that the Arsene Wenger is yet again considering bringing the Swiss international midfielder Gokhan Inler to Arsenal next season. The Gunners have long needed some cover for Alex Song as a holding midfielder and it looks likely that Denilson will be leaving the Emirates this summer.
Wenger has been tracking Inler for many years and apparently tried to bring him to Arsenal when he was playing at FC Zurich, but he went to Udinese in Serie A instead.
Now Talksport reports that Wenger has now renewed his interest in the 26 year-old who now has a wealth of experience, including 45 games played for the Swiss national team as well as 126 games in Serie A with Udinese. .......Read the full article here
January 04, 2010 by
The Arsenal defensive midfielder Alexandre Song has now left for the African Nations Cup, and Arsene Wenger has indicated that he will have to make some adjustments for the team to cope in his absence.
“We will miss him because he’s an important player. In the system we play he plays in front of the defence and we will have to find a new balance without him.” said Wenger.
But the most improved player in the last month is the attacking midfielder Abou Diaby, and it seems that the young Frenchman seems keen to take over the defensive role while Song is away, and he says he will be talking to his manager about it! .......Read the full article here