Tag Archive: Giroud

Jun 11

France 2-1 Romania: Tricolorii’s high press almost pays off as Payet’s piledriver offers a lucky win for Les Bleus

Dimitri Payet pulled the rabbit out of the hat in the 90th minute and won the opening match for his country. The diminutive Frenchman re-paid the faith shown in him with a performance and a goal that would be remembered for a long time. Far from the match winning performance, all else was not well …

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Jan 12

Liverpool vs Arsenal Tactical preview: A case for Firmino at False 9, and Arsenal’s strength at attacking fullbacks

  Jurgen Klopp’s Dortmund was one of the favorites to be drawn against Arsenal in the CL group stages over the years. And the German has achieved considerable success over Wenger in these matchups. In the buildups to most of these games, Klopp had been very keen to point out how Arsenal’s game was based …

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Dec 27

Southampton 4-0 Arsenal: Koeman’s narrow midfield shape allows Shane Long to cause havoc in the channels

  Ronald Koeman’s second season has not been as rosy as his first, but his defeats in recent weeks against Spurs in the PL and Liverpool in the League Cup have often seen his team outplaying the opposition before committing individual errors. Koeman has mostly played 2 formations till now: His usual 4-3-3 with Mane …

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Aug 14

Tactical Pie: Pardew’s wingers add bite against Arsenal, Mane and Tadic to exploit Everton’s shaky defence

  In this Tactical Pie series, we pick up 2 or 3 games every weekend that pose a sweet tactical battle. We will also be providing a few fpl nuances for each of these games. Here we pick up Arsenal’s visit to Selhurst park and Everton’s trip to St. Mary’s. Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal Bolasie/Zaha …

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Feb 08

Spurs 2-1 Arsenal : Gunners sit back and concede midfield battle as Wenger fails with defensive tactics

Harry Kane carried the weight of expectations that the Spurs’ fans and management had put in him and delivered yet another victory in a London derby.  Arsenal looked set for yet another victory after the early Ozil goal, but were undone by the commitment and perseverance of Spurs as the home team attacked relentlessly to secure …

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