April 04, 2013 by
Analysing Arteta: Dissecting the Spanish maestro’s game. By Jules
As this week is a Champions League week, a competition neither we or any other English club are still in, we were able to enjoy the football on show without being burdened by the stresses and strains of going toe to toe for ninety minutes against the continent’s finest. However, for those of us who did not want to simply sit idly gazing at the television screens, it was an opportunity to analyse and compare players of other clubs against those of The Arsenal, position by position as well as collectively. .......Read the full article here
October 11, 2012 by
Arsenal were thought to be on the verge of signing a big, strong, tough tackling defensive midfielder in the summer, with Yann M’Vila and Etienne Capoue two of the favourites. The window opened and closed and Arsenal, despite having money to spend did not sign an enforcer.
Arsene Wenger had said that he would only buy a player who would improve the squad, so does that mean he thought there were no defensive midfielders good enough? Or did he think that Arsenal do not need such a player?
Wenger has spoken about the changing nature of the game of football in England and in Europe and he seems to be suggesting that the make up, playing style and physical attributes of midfielders is evolving. .......Read the full article here
July 01, 2012 by
Arsenal have to cope without Wilshere by BA
You didn’t really think that it was going to be a blue sky summer for the Gunners did you? The announcement of the signing of Lukas Podolski before last season was over seemed like a dream. The recent acquisition of Arsene Wenger’s top transfer target, Olivier Giroud, had me thinking of silverware and glory. All we needed was a right back and a defensive midfielder and we were ready to take on the world.
Until, that is, the news that all Gooners have been dreading. England’s great white hope Jack Wilshere is not going to be ready to play until sometime in September, if we are lucky, which we aren’t. I know that I am being very negative but I can’t help it. .......Read the full article here